Plainfield Man One of 5 Arrested on Computer, Credit Card Fraud Charges

More arrests will be made, Joliet police said. Until all are in custody, the details of the alleged theft and money laundering will not be made public.

Roger Thompson. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Roger Thompson. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
By Karen Sorensen

Five men, including one from Plainfield, were arrested by Joliet police Wednesday on a long list of charges involving burglary, computer and credit card fraud, money laundering and theft.

More than 85 charges have been filed against the suspects, and more arrests and charges will be forthcoming, said Lt. Brian Dupuis, who oversaw the investigation. 

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  • However, until all of the arrests have been made -- likely by weeks' end or early next week -- the details of what they allegedly did and how they carried off the fraud will not be released, Dupuis said.

    The men were arrested on a warrant executed at 9 a.m. Wednesday at 217 S. Park Road in Joliet, the home of one of the suspects, arrest records show.

    The suspects are: 

    • Roger Allen Thompson, 19, 14150 S. Monticello Circle, Plainfield: three counts of Class 1 felony, three counts of burglary, two counts of money laundering, five counts of credit card fraud.
    • Jake Milton Meyers, 19, 3015 Bloomfield Drive, Joliet: two counts of burglary, three counts of fraud, two counts of money laundering and one count each of computer fraud, theft over $500 and credit card fraud.
    • Otis D. Blackmon Jr., 18, 217 S. Park Road, Joliet: three counts of Class X felony fraud, five counts of Class 1 felony fraud, 50 counts of Class 3 felony fraud, 12 counts of Class 4 felony fraud, three counts of computer tampering, six counts of credit card fraud, five counts of Class 3 felony money laundering and one count of Class 4 felony money laundering.
    • Tony R. Gill, 19, 416 Olde Mill, Joliet: three counts of burglary, four counts of Class 1 felony fraud, four counts of Class 3 fraud, five counts of Class 4 felony fraud, one count of Class 3 felony money laundering.
    • Emmett G. Parrish, 24, 322 S. Joliet, Joliet: three counts Class 1 felony fraud, three counts Class 3 felony fraud, two counts burglary, two counts Class 3 felony money laundering, three counts felony theft, six counts credit card fraud, three counts computer fraud.
    All five men are being held in the Will County jail. Bond has been set at $300,000 for Meyer, $250,000 for Blackmon and Thompson, and $50,000 for Parrish and Gill.
    Carrie Zloch September 13, 2013 at 01:12 PM
    Why are they smiling?
    Kevin S September 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM
    Yep, Lakewood Falls AGAIN. Plainfields very own ghetto.


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