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Aurora Police Use Social Media to Snag Boulder Hill Man on Several Charges

Apr 10, 2015 11:56AM ● By Steven Jack

Aurora Police used this photo to help identify and arrest a Boulder Hill man on several charges. (Photo courtesy of Aurora Police)

A Boulder Hill man has been arrested on several theft charges after Aurora Police posted surveillance photos of the man on the agency's Facebook page. 

Karlon Hudson, 45 of the 100 block of Boulder Hill Pass, has been charged with five counts of unlawful use of a credit card and felony theft in connection with several incidents dating back to late January, Aurora Police said. 

On March 3 police posted photos to their Facebook page of Hudson using a credit card stolen in a Feb. 25 burglary on the city's far east side. Hudson allegedly used the stolen credit card to withdraw over $1,600 from bank and convenience store ATMs, police said.

An Oswego resident recognized Hudson and called detectives to give them information that led to his identity. Aurora Police later learned Hudson was arrested by Oswego officers March 14 on unrelated charges. At that time, police said he was questioned about the Aurora theft.

During the course of the investigation, Hudson said he purchased the card from someone else, who police have yet to locate.

Hudson also was charged with burglary and felony theft in connection with a Jan. 24 break-in at an Aurora business in the 1300 block of Marshall Boulevard. Over $3,700 in tools and electronics were stolen in that incident, police said.

Hudson had surfaced as a suspect in that incident early in the investigation, but police did not have enough information to seek charges through the Kane County State’s Attorney until they questioned him in March, they said.