Financial Crimes

Financial crimes are one of the fastest growing crime trends in the country. As a result, the Elgin Police Department has implemented a Financial Crimes Unit. For additional financial crimes questions, please contact the Adult Investigations Unit at (847) 289-2600.

Investigation Responsibilities

The Financial Crimes Unit is responsible for investigating crimes involving:

  • Internet / computer fraud
  • Theft involving electronic means
  • Other white collar crimes

Information for Victims

If you are the victim of a financial crime and it occurred within the city of Elgin, you may file a report online using the Online Reporting system, or you may come to the Elgin Police Department information desk to make a report. In addition, please contact the appropriate financial institutions and credit bureaus as soon as possible.


The Elgin Police Department primarily investigates crimes that actually occur within the Elgin city limits. Internet and other crimes where the suspect and / or transaction location occurred outside the city should be reported to the appropriate local jurisdiction or to one of the following agencies:

Obtain a Copy of Your Credit Report

Obtain a FREE copy of your credit report by visiting, or call 1-877-322-8228. The law requires that major nationwide consumer reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) provide you with a free copy of your credit report each year upon your request.