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Reynoldsburg: Woman alerted to fraudulent charges on her credit card

A Reynoldsburg woman discovered someone used her credit card number to purchase plane tickets for $750 or more.

The woman, a resident of the 8300 block of Sealyham Drive, told police on April 2 she received an automatic alert from her credit card company informing her that her card number had been used to purchase a Jet Blue airline ticket for $564 from Baltimore to Las Vegas.

The woman said she called Jet Blue and found out the ticket had been purchased in her name. She said Jet Blue cancelled the ticket and she was advised to notify all three credit bureaus.

The reporting officer said the fraud/stolen identity case is still under investigation.

In other Reynoldsburg police reports:

• A woman told police at 7:19 p.m. April 2 that her daughter had been assaulted at Baldwin Road Junior High School, 2300 Baldwin Road. The girl said she was attacked by another student who punched her several times in the head. She was diagnosed at an urgent care with a sprained neck. The mother told police she did not want to pursue charges at this time.

• A man reported his 2004 Pontiac Aztec was stolen between 3:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 29 while it was parked in a fire lane at a business in the 1200 block of Brice Road. He said he left the keys in the ignition and left the vehicle running while he ran inside to purchase a new phone charger.

Later that day, officers responded to a report that a Pontiac Aztec had been left running continuously for five hours on Fountainview Court. Officers noticed the glove box had been torn out. A video released by the business shows a black man wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark pants walk across the parking lot, get into the vehicle parked in the fire lane and leave at a high rate of speed.

• A man was charged with failure to inform he had a concealed weapon at 7:15 p.m. March 29 after police stopped his car at the corner of East Livingston Avenue and Brice Road because it had a dark window tint and did not display a front license plate.

The officer secured a loaded handgun from the car's glove box. The man said he was nervous because he was stopped by police and forgot to mention his permit status and the concealed handgun. After citing him, the officer returned the man's gun.

• Police arrested a man for disorderly conduct and assault after he allegedly punched another man several times April 3 at a business in the 1300 block of Briarcliff Road.

The reporting officer said the victim had a knot and some abrasions on the back of his head but denied medical treatment. He said the arrested man "was extremely intoxicated and (was) asked to leave by the bartender and another patron."

According to the police report, he left, but then returned and pushed another man to the ground and began punching him.

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