A woman with drunken-driving and prostitution-related convictions on her record has been ordered to perform community service work, for filing a false crime report last winter with Naperville police.
Pamela D. Greco told police someone had stolen her identity and used it to pay a natural gas bill of more than $500. She admitted the crime never occurred, pleading guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor charge of attempted disorderly conduct/filing a false crime report.
Judge Bruce R. Kelsey accepted Greco’s plea and on Wednesday ordered her to perform 80 hours of public service work as part of her penalty. Kelsey also placed Greco on a year of court supervision and assessed fines and court costs totaling $382, said Paul Darrah, spokesman for State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin.
Greco, 43, most recently lived on the 1100 block of Spring Garden Circle. That is in the Mansions of Naperville condominium complex near Ogden Mall on the city’s northeast side.
Naperville police Sgt. Lou Cammiso said Greco in mid-January filed a report, claiming to have been the victim of identity theft. Greco told police “someone used her identity to obtain natural gas service through NICOR,” leaving her stuck with a bill that exceeded $500, Cammiso said in January.
Greco insisted “she was not responsible for (the bill) because she did not live at the address” where NICOR provided the service, Cammiso said. “Investigation into the incident revealed that she did, in fact, live there, and she made up the ID theft (allegation) to try and get out of paying the bill,” he said.
In February 2009, Greco was one of nearly 600 men and women throughout the U.S. to be arrested in an FBI anti-prostitution operation. She and a woman from Berwyn were charged with prostitution in the Iroquois Club condominium complex at 1101 Iroquois Ave., not far from her home.
Greco that August pleaded guilty to a reduced, misdemeanor charge of attempting to obstruct justice using evidence and false information, according to court records. A judge placed her on a year of court supervision and fined her $357 in that matter.
More trouble came Greco’s way in late June, when she was arrested and charged with drunken driving during a four-hour Naperville police traffic law enforcement effort near Fifth Avenue and Washington Street north of the city’s downtown. Motorists were flagged down by police and directed into the Metra Railway Fourth Avenue commuter train depot.
Greco was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, interfering with police and failure to notify the Illinois secretary of state’s office of a change of address. Judge James J. Konetski on July 23 convicted her of the drunken driving charge, placed her on a year of court supervision and ordered her to enroll in a court-overseen “DUI school,” according to court records.