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Editor’s note: Racine County Eye receives criminal complaints from the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. These people have been charged with a crime in Racine County. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted. 

Warrant issued after man failed to appear on 5th drunk driving offense

A bench warrant was issued Thursday for a 32-year-old Kenosha man who failed to appear in Racine County Circuit Court to face a fifth drunken driving offense.

The felony drunken driving charge filed against Scott G. Gill could bring a fine of $25,000 and 10 years in prison. Gill also is charged with a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while revoked, which carries a fine of up to $2,500 and a year in jail.

Court records indicate that Gill has previous drunken driving convictions in 2006, two in 2007 and one in 2017.

According to the criminal complaint:

A Mount Pleasant police officer stopped Gill’s vehicle a it traveled at a high rate of speed while leaving a bar. The vehicle also had a defective brake light, and the license plate came back to a different vehicle.

Gill admitted to the officer that he had consumed “two or three drinks.” Because of his previous convictions, he was restricted to a .02 blood alcohol content. A preliminary breath test showed a BAC of .31.

Chicago man charged after buying seven credit cards

A 40-year-old Chicago man faces 13 felony charges relating to forgery and identify theft from December 2016.

Ron McClellan, who was scheduled to make an initial appearance Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court, is charged seven counts of credit card forgery and six counts of personal identity theft.

The forgery charges each carry a fine of $10,000 and three years, six months in prison, while the identity theft charges each carry a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police interviewed the defendant, who admitted he purchased seven fraudulent Visa credit cards for about $200 each from a man in Milwaukee. He stated he drove to Racine to go shopping with the intent of using the cards.

All seven cards belonged to customers from Educator’s Credit Union.

Several purchases were made at Racine area businesses. The complaint also states that several of the attempted purchases ultimately were denied.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.