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Bexley: Women obtain funds with refund scam

An employee of a business in the 2400 block of East Main Street told Bexley police a woman stole $76.19 by claiming she was owed a refund for a previous order that a hair was found in.

Reports stated the suspect conducted the scam with another female, who called the store and pretended to be the store manager who authorized the refund. The suspects' identities have yet to be determined, police said.

In other recent incident reports from the Bexley Police Department:

* An employee of a business in the 2200 block of East Livingston Avenue reported a black woman dressed in a black jacket and jeans with an upper lip piercing on the right side purchased miscellaneous items totaling $23 and paid with a counterfeit $100 bill on Feb. 13.

* A resident in the 600 block of Grandon Avenue reported someone entered through her open garage door between Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 and stole miscellaneous items from her unlocked vehicle. A set of boot prints was discovered coming and going from the detached garage; the suspect left southbound in the Grandon-Chelsea alley, reports stated.

* Police returned items to a resident of East Broad Street that had been reported stolen from her vehicle on Feb. 14 while it was parked in the 700 block of Francis Avenue. The items were found on the south side of a residence in the 600 block of Euclaire Avenue by the homeowner. The items consisted of two blue gym bags containing clothing, a watch, sunglasses and work identification.