Friday, August 24, 2007



Ex-cop indicted in credit card felony
A retired Chicago police officer was indicted today on felony charges of possessing credit cards that did not belong to him, authorities said.

Robert Maloblocki, 52, was arrested last month during a traffic stop on the North Side when police found 12 credit cards in his possession from card holders who had "never given him permission to use [them]," said Andy Conklin, a spokesman for the Cook County state's attorney's office.

Maloblocki was stopped by police for a minor traffic violation in the 1600 block of West Irving Park Road on July 22,

Anyone out there remember this former officer? This is just another case for the media to represent cops who turn out bad. It makes no difference at all that Maloblocki, who retired in 2005 is no longer an officer. All that matters to the media, is he once held the title. Were more than weary with all the reporting of Officer's working and even retired who are either guilty or not, being highlighted like fallen rock stars in the press. Just another raised flag to add to our already burdened woes, guilty or not.

He showed police an identification card that indicated he was an active police officer, but he later admitted he was retired

Conklin could not say how Maloblocki obtained the credit cards or if he improperly used them. If convicted, Maloblocki faces 2 to 5 years in prison.

Maloblocki's attorney, Tom Reynolds, said his client would plead not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday at the Criminal Courts Building.

The officer was hired in 1977 and retired in April 2005, according to Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond. He was last assigned to the police evidence and recovered property section, she said. Were now wondering as we often do is there a connection here? Pass the aspirins.