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2018 Recap: Parolees in Bellwood convicted of financial crimes or fraud

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By West Cook News | Jul 9, 2019


There were six offenders convicted of financial crimes or fraud released on parole in Bellwood during 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the West Cook News.

The data shows that six men were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for financial crimes or fraud was 42. The youngest parolee was a 28-year-old man sentenced in 2017, and the oldest was a 55-year-old man sentenced in 2018.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Michael D. Fort. He was convicted of a financial crime or fraud in 2017 when he was 47 years old. He is now 49.

Under state law, paroled offenders are still in legal custody of the IDOC, meaning they can be taken back to a correctional center at any time if the state has probable cause or a warrant.

The table below shows the 50 cities in Illinois with the most paroled offenders in 2018 who were convicted of financial crimes or fraud.

Prisoners convicted of financial crimes or fraud paroled in 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
354
12.2%
87.9%
39
Joliet
31
12.9%
87.1%
38
Rockford
30
10%
90%
42
Decatur
25
20%
80%
39
Peoria
20
20%
80%
39
Springfield
18
22.2%
77.8%
35
Waukegan
14
0%
100%
39
Bloomington
14
7.1%
92.9%
37
Kankakee
12
8.3%
91.7%
44
Aurora
11
27.3%
72.7%
38
East Saint Louis
11
45.5%
54.6%
40
Elgin
11
18.2%
81.8%
40
Champaign
8
25%
75%
38
Belvidere
8
12.5%
87.5%
44
Freeport
8
25%
75%
42
Dolton
7
14.3%
85.7%
35
Evergreen Park
6
16.7%
83.3%
33
Chicago Heights
6
0%
100%
35
Pekin
6
33.3%
66.7%
34
Calumet City
6
0%
100%
40
Bellwood
6
0%
100%
42
Melrose Park
6
0%
100%
38
Jacksonville
6
0%
100%
40
Riverdale
5
20%
80%
35
Matteson
5
0%
100%
38
Blue Island
5
0%
100%
38
Woodridge
5
40%
60%
35
Metropolis
5
0%
100%
44
North Chicago
5
0%
100%
33
Quincy
5
60%
40%
42
Urbana
5
40%
60%
39
Cicero
5
0%
100%
35
Oak Lawn
4
25%
75%
45
Danville
4
0%
100%
33
Zion
4
0%
100%
44
East Moline
4
50%
50%
35
East Peoria
4
25%
75%
38
Ottawa
4
25%
75%
38
Maywood
4
0%
100%
36
Dekalb
4
0%
100%
36
Broadview
4
0%
100%
39
Lansing
4
0%
100%
35
Harvey
4
0%
100%
32
Belleville
4
0%
100%
36
Evanston
4
0%
100%
51
Steger
4
0%
100%
47
Jerseyville
4
25%
75%
36
Robinson
4
0%
100%
35
Sterling
4
0%
100%
40
Carlinville
4
0%
100%
44

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