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Area man guilty of seventh crime in a year

<p>Naperville-area resident Peter J. Dunning, already in prison for six burglary- and fraud-related crimes, has been convicted for a seventh time in a case of credit card fraud in Bolingbroook.</p>

Naperville-area resident Peter J. Dunning, already in prison for six burglary- and fraud-related crimes, has been convicted for a seventh time in a case of credit card fraud in Bolingbroook.

A Naperville-area man already imprisoned for four burglaries and two thefts he committed last year has been convicted of a seventh crime.

Peter J. Dunning pleaded guilty in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet to a felony charge of unlawful use of another’s credit card, according to court records. Dunning, 31, last lived on the 25w000 block of Oriole Lane, in the unincorporated Steeple Run area of DuPage County near Naperville’s far east side.

Judge Daniel J. Rozak accepted Dunning’s plea, and on Friday, sentenced him to four years in prison. Court records indicated that term will be served concurrent with Dunning’s other sentences, which total seven years.

Bolingbrook police on April 20 arrested Dunning on charges of identity theft and use of a forged credit or debit card, records showed. Those counts were dismissed, and Dunning was convicted of the amended charge of unlawful credit card use, records revealed.

Dunning’s other crimes included two burglaries in DuPage County, two in Cook County, a theft in DuPage County and an identity theft in Cook County, according to records on file with the Illinois Department of Corrections in Springfield. Those six crimes also occurred last year, records showed.

In the theft case, Naperville police in the late afternoon of May 3 arrested Dunning, after he was seen pushing a shopping cart full of groceries out the door of the Jewel-Osco store at 1227 S. Naper Blvd. in the Market Meadows shopping center in the east-central part of the city.

Dunning “wrestled with a (store) loss-prevention agent, who ultimately detained him for police,” Cmdr. Lou Cammiso said last spring. The groceries were valued at $70, he said.

Court records indicated Dunning was sentenced to three years in prison in that matter. He also is serving two, seven-year prison terms for the Cook County burglaries, two, four-year terms in the DuPage County burglaries and a five-year sentence for the identity theft in Cook County. All seven terms are being served concurrently.

Records showed Dunning also spent 10 days in DuPage County Jail in a November 2002 case of misdemeanor theft. He also was arrested in April 2004 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Dunning has been in prison since Dec. 5, and will not become eligible for parole until February 2017, records indicated.

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