On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Highland Park Police Department and Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, with the aid of Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office Electronics Detection K-9 “Browser”, executed a search warrant on an apartment in the 5000 block of N. Sheridan Road in Chicago. During the search, numerous electronic devices were located and seized that are believed to have been used for criminal purposes. They will be forensically examined by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Cyber Crime Unit. Investigators also recovered a BMW SUV, fraudulent documents, thousands of dollars in counterfeit money, numerous identification cards, and driver’s licenses not issued in the name of the suspect. Two additional vehicles associated with this investigation were determined to have been purchased using fraudulent identification and were recovered prior to this operation.
Highland Park detectives were able to identify over 100 victims throughout the United States. Investigators from the victims’ respective police departments will be contacting victims directly over the next several weeks.
Parrish L. Livingston, 29 years old, of Chicago was taken into custody without incident on an outstanding Highland Park arrest warrant for one count of Theft in excess of $10,000 but less than $100,000 – 720 ILCS 5/16-1(a)(2)(A), a Class 2 Felony, and one count of Forgery - 720 ILCS 5/17-3(a)(2), a Class 3 Felony. Livingston was transported to the Lake County Jail. His bond has been set at $250,000.
“This is yet another example of law enforcement working together to protect the citizens of Lake County,” Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said. “We are extremely happy that “Browser” could be of assistance to the Highland Park Police Department in solving this crime.”The subject listed above has been charged with a crime and is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.