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Dealership worker charged with ID theft

November 17, 2010

An employee of a Hoffman Estates car dealership was charged with two counts of identify theft for stealing the information of a customer and using it to buy a car at another dealership, authorities said Nov. 19.

Luis A. Corona, 29, of Schaumburg reportedly gave ID information of a dealership customer to a female friend who used it to obtain a driver’s license.

The identification was taken to another dealership to buy a car, which prosecutors said Corona used to drive to work. Corona was arrested Nov. 17 when he tried to use identification information from another customer to buy a second vehicle, authorities said.