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2nd arrest in Silver Star Motors case

Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The office manager of Silver Star Motors in Cortland remained in the DeKalb County Jail on Friday afternoon in connection with a handful of identity theft cases.

Eric M. Wrigley, 29, of the 1200 block of Christopher Court in Elgin, was arrested Thursday in Palatine by Prospect Heights police. He was arrested on a DeKalb County warrant alleging eight counts of identity theft. His bond was set at $350,000, which requires him to post $35,000 to be released while the case is pending.

His arrest came weeks after Silver Star Motors owner Terry Morrow Jr. was charged with 25 counts of identity theft Jan. 29. Seven of these cases involve DeKalb County residents.

DeKalb County Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said Wrigley was mainly an accomplice to Morrow’s fraudulent activity. Some of Wrigley’s alleged victims overlapped with Morrow’s, and three were DeKalb County residents, Dumdie said.

Morrow also has been charged with 18 cases of identity theft in Missouri, where he lived before opening Silver Star Motors in April.

Dumdie said it is still unknown whether Wrigley was involved in Morrow’s identity theft cases in Missouri. But he said the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office would continue to work with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and Missouri police departments.

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