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Aurora woman arrested on first day OF job

Updated: April 24, 2012 8:11AM

An Aurora woman has been accused of stealing a designer handbag from a resale shop in Naperville — on the day before she was to start a new job there. Casi L. Biggiam, 27, is charged with retail theft.

Biggiam was arrested March 14, the day she was to report for work at Plato’s Closet, Naperville police said. The store is in the Naper West Plaza, across from the Westfield Fox Valley mall in Aurora.

Police said Biggiam went to the shop about 5:30 p.m. March 13 to sell articles of used clothing and accessories. A red Coach purse was one of the items Biggiam allegedly presented to a clerk. After being given the total of what the store would pay for her goods, Biggiam said she would keep the handbag and accept payment for the other items, police said.

Employees contacted police after determining the purse had been part of their inventory. Police said Biggiam had stolen the bag, which had been on display in the shop.

A police officer and store management confronted Biggiam the next day, when she reported to work for the first time, police said.


An Aurora man reported that someone broke into his house in the 400 block of Sperry Court and stole electronics and jewelry Wednesday, police said. The victim came home at 10:30 p.m. and found his door had been forced open. The house had been ransacked, police said, and items taken included two iPods, a 10-karat gold pinky ring with a red ruby center, and a 14-karat gold ring with the name “Mr. Jesus” engraved on the top. Total loss was $880.

Someone may have been injured in a two-car crash at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday near Route 59 and New York Street, police said. Laura Ayala was charged with failure to yield, police said. Aurora police refused to release Ayala’s age or address, or say whether anyone was injured.


Two vehicles parked in the 700 to 800 block of Anderson Boulevard were spray painted with graffiti and the rear license plates were spray painted over between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Over the weekend, someone spray painted the phrase “Save real music” with a clef note beside it on an industrial building in the 700 block of Peyton Street.

Frederico Telles, 30, of the 600 block of 9th Avenue, St. Charles, was charged with drunken driving Sunday in the 700 block of Western Avenue, police said. Telles also was charged with endangering the life of a child, failure to secure a child in a child restraint system and not having a valid driver’s license.

Thirteen bangle bracelets worth $1,184 were reported stolen from a store in the Geneva Commons on Randall Road at Williamsburg Avenue, police said. The theft occurred Saturday, police said.

Kendall County

Part of a utility box, worth $1,200, was stolen from the 7100 block of Ironwood Court sometime before 4:17 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said.

LaSalle County

Randall Smith, 46, 300 block of LaSalle Street, Somonauk, was charged with drunken driving, suspended license, marijuana possession and improper lane use Wednesday near North 45th Road and County Highway 2, the sheriff’s office said. Smith was also wanted on a warrant out of Aurora, police said.


Laura Peterson was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center with minor injuries after a two-car crash at 11:39 a.m. Thursday near Route 34 and Mitchell Drive, police said. No tickets were issued, police said.


Robert Rieckert, 29, 0-99 block of Charity Lane, Bristol, was charged with drunken driving at 11 p.m. Monday on Cannonball Trail, police said.

Megan Hughes, 20, 12000 block of Ashley Road, Newark, was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use, illegal transportation of alcohol and unlawful consumption of alcohol after she hit a parked car at 11:08 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of East Main Street, police said.

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