Sunday, November 19, 2006

Like Daughter, Like Mother?

From the Sun Times:
  • The mother of a Chicago Police officer charged with forgery and attempted theft by deception for passing bad checks was ordered held on $70,000 bail Friday. Zenobia Brown, 57, of the 900 block of East 83rd, allegedly tried to cash four bogus checks at a South Side bank Aug. 31. She allegedly told the clerks at the Illinois Federal Savings & Loan, at 4619 South King Drive, that the checks from Chase Bank -- one for $2 million made out to her and three for $85,000 made out to her grandchildren -- were for a settlement for an injury suffered at Six Flags theme parks. Prosecutors said Brown, who worked for the Chicago Board of Education, tried to pull off the scam the same day her daughter, [name removed], a Chicago Police officer since 1999, tried to deposit a bogus $1 million check allegedly received from Six Flags theme parks as part of a lawsuit settlement. [Name removed], 34, was put on paid leave after allegedly trying to deposit the check at the Chicago Patrolman's Federal Credit Union in the 1300 block of West Washington.
Five bogus checks at one time. Further scientific proof that stupidity is genetic.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should fire the dick who passed her, starting from the "background check" to the psychological evaluation. I'm glad that the "police officer" spent most of her time on the job inside doing what she new best in the commanders office. Can you imagine working along side her, or her showing up to assist you on a job. It's a shame there are plenty of "officers" like her in every district. Nothing like secretaries with a gun and a badge- God forbid you ask them to check how much time you have on the books, while she's talking to her girl friends.

11/19/2006 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it isn't one of the funniest crimes to be committed, I don't know what is!

11/19/2006 05:01:00 AM  
Blogger cpdwoman said...

Sounds like a scam to get the daughter out of trouble. to me

11/19/2006 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It said that Ms. Brown worked for the Board of Education. I wonder if she was a teacher?

11/19/2006 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, you're right Detective. Sounds like a scam.

If you read the article, they pulled the stunt with 5 checks on the exact same day. Must have been mother's intuition knowing her daughter was going to fuck up a steady paycheck and adequete insurance, so she ran out and printed up 4 additional bogus checks to try to save her daughter's job. Good job Sherlock!

11/19/2006 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Calumet College.
What a joke.

11/19/2006 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like secretaries with a gun and a badge- God forbid you ask them to check how much time you have on the books, while she's talking to her girl friends.

11/19/2006 12:41:54 AM

Yeah, and a tool like this had access to all of our personal information up in that office. And the mother worked for the Board of Ed?? Society as we know it is doomed!!

11/19/2006 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zenobia ?

11/19/2006 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess STUPIDITY is inherited!

11/19/2006 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

read EVERYTHING-- it happened on the same day. So as far as mom trying to "get the daughter out of trouble"--- me thinks not.

11/19/2006 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is on PAID leave????? Ridiculous! I've known guys who were given 90 day pending for lesser crimes...

11/19/2006 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's old news. I saw a copy of that in the Area months ago and posted a comment on it.

When momma pulled her scam, the bank kept stalling her. She actually came back a second time and when they asked her to come in a 3rd time, she balked and said something to the effect of, "My lawyer said I don't have to come in/talk to you." I don't remember her exact words. You have to read the original report but it proves she's a genious!

The goofs the bank didn't report it to the police right away because the bank owner was out of town. I guess they couldn't make a decision on their own (reminds me of the entire 3rd watch in a certain west side district in Area 4).

Anyhow, when the owner returned and saw the article in the paper about the the p.o., he called the police.

I guess they can contemplate the error of their ways in ajoining cells.

11/19/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I can write her paychecks for her...

11/19/2006 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 11/19/2006 12:41:54AM
Who did the background check on her, and the psychological evaluation? I have known some good kids who were college educated and had good backgrounds who didn't pass the psych test, yet we hired useless pieces of trash like her and others.

11/19/2006 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the daughter is not on paid leave No such thing read your contract

11/19/2006 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brainless, dazed, deficient, dense, dim, dodo, doltish, dopy, dotterel, dull, dumb, dummy*, foolish, futile, gullible, half-baked*, half-witted*, idiotic, ill-advised, imbecilic, inane, indiscreet, insensate, irrelevant, irresponsible, laughable, loser*, ludicrous, meaningless, mindless, moronic, naive, nonsensical, obtuse, pointless, puerile, rash, senseless, short-sighted, simple, simple-minded, slow, sluggish, stolid, stupefied, thick, thickheaded, trivial, unintelligent, unthinking, witless

11/19/2006 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Mickey Cogwells kid get on the job

11/20/2006 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is such a thing as administrative leave.

one is allowed to burn time due etc but not work and still collect a paycheck until the time due runs out.

The ability to use this option isnt granted to everyone and That sucks

11/20/2006 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll just bet that the daughter's defense is that Mom gave her the check as part of the settlement and that she didn't know that Mom was having a breakdown, that she thought the check was legit, and that she had no reason to know that it wasn't. Don't know whether its a ploy or not but I suspect its enough to raise reasonable doubt given that Mom also tried to pass multiple checks. This case may be more interesting than it sounds. Bet the Police Board even lets her off if she gets fired.

11/20/2006 07:35:00 AM  
Blogger cpdwoman said...

the scc article said it was a settlement for the family. daughter can say, oh my mother told me it was our settlement. anyway, i know people on this job that have done just as stupid things, or worse things, have gotten fired and then they are let back on the job. WTF!

11/20/2006 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo man i am a cop in philly i just posted 1 check for 139,000 to my police and fire credit union and they told me i had to wait 7 days i said hell no this is a certified check i what withdrawal now ...or close the account
to make a long story short i closed the account and went to a different bank some times ....yep we do make legal big deposits

11/20/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger CPDDispatch said...

The officer in question has sent over tickets for dispatch from Callback. Hardly "paid leave."

11/21/2006 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tend to doubt that the IQs in that family are in double digits.

11/21/2006 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im just curious if baby-girl showed up at the c.u. with a 3foot by 5 foot novelty check...that woulda been clasic

11/21/2006 11:48:00 PM  

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