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East St. Louis man charged with fraud conspiracy | #phishing | #scams | #hacking | #aihp


EDWARDSVILLE – An East St. Louis man was charged Thursday with several counts relating to a conspiracy to defraud local financial institutions.

Kevin A. Hines, 66, of East St. Louis, was charged Aug. 25 with continuing financial crimes enterprise, a Class 1 felony; conspiracy to commit financial institution fraud, a Class 2 felony; and loan fraud and theft by deception over $500, both Class 3 felonies.

The case was presented by the Collinsville Police Department.

According to court documents, over the past 18 months, on three separate occasions, Hines allegedly committed fraud or other financial crimes against financial institutions in Collinsville, O’Fallon and Shiloh.

Court documents state he was recruited by co-conspirators identified as “Jane Doe 1” and “John Doe 1” to apply for loans at Madison and St. Clair county banks. He was provided false driver’s licenses and financial documents, then driven to a location where they waited outside while he attempted to obtain loans.

Hines allegedly received a $7,500 check from a Collinsville company, cashed it and gave the money to his co-conspirators, receiving about $1,000 of the money. He allegedly did the same thing at an O’Fallon company and applied for a $12,000 loan, and at a Shiloh business.

Bail was set at $100,000.

In an unrelated case, a Bethalto man was charged with multiple counts of credit card fraud.

Phil V. Uncangco, 36, of Bethalto, was charged with unlawful use of credit card, a Class 3 felony, and five counts of unlawful use of credit card, all Class 4 felonies.

The case was presented by the Alton Police Department.

According to court documents, on April 2, April 8, April 22 and April 27 Uncangco allegedly used a credit card belonging to another person without their permission to purchase numerous items at Home Depot.

Bail was set at $40,000.

Patrick A. Greenwell, 39, of Brighton, was charged with burglary, a Class 2 felony. The case was presented by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

According to court documents, on Aug. 24 Greenwell allegedly entered a vacant house in Granite City to commit theft.

Bail was set at $50,000.

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