Illinois Man Wanted for Scamming Roscoe Businesses


A Sandwich, Illinois man is wanted by Roscoe Police after scamming more than 50 area businesses.

A warrant for the arrest of Richard Wheeler, 66, stems from incidents dating back to 2015 where Wheeler solicited businesses in the Village of Roscoe to purchase personalized banners through his company, ‘The Banner Company,’ to be placed throughout the Village for advertising.

After over 50 businesses paid Wheeler for his services, he never provided any with a banner and did not offer any a refund. An investigation into Wheeler and his company began by Roscoe Police two years ago.

Authorities are now looking to bring him into custody. He has been charged with theft by deception. Wheeler is a Sandwich resident.

If you were the victim of this crime and have not yet spoken with the Roscoe Police Department, call (815) 623-7338.

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