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Lottery scam costs resident more than $26,000

Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:40 AM

A lottery "win" turned out to be anything but for an Upper Arlington man.

City police opened an investigation Oct. 11 into a suspected scam in which a resident in the 2300 block of Wickliffe Road was contacted via telephone by a man identifying himself as Jason Clark. The caller told the man he had won a $5.4-million lottery, but was required to send the caller a check for $29,167 in order to redeem his prize. Although the man didn't send the check, police said he had previously issued three checks to a man named Jason Clark totaling $26,850.

In other police reports:

Oct. 13

* A man was charged with no operator's license, two counts of driving under suspension, failure to reinstate and wrongful entrustment following a stop on Tremont Road.

* A vehicle tire was slashed in the 1700 block of Berkshire Road, and the owner also reported someone wrote on a window of the vehicle with a green marker.

A woman was charged with OVI, OVI per se and a marked lanes violation following a stop on Fishinger Road.

Oct. 12

* A man was charged with theft after allegedly stealing $349 worth of clothing from a business in the 3100 block of Kingsdale Center. Another man was charged with receiving stolen property stemming from the same incident.

Oct. 11

* Sixteen pieces of jewelry ranging in value from $1,000 to $12,500 were reported stolen from a copy paper box at a residence in the 2200 block of Oxford Road sometime between July 1 and Oct. 11. Total loss was listed as $66,000.

Oct. 10

* Employees at a department store in the 3100 block of Kingsdale Center reported the theft of $378 in clothing by an unknown man described as being African American, approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighing 230 to 250 pounds.

Oct. 9

* A Ridgeview Middle School teacher reported a mobile phone was stolen from her purse, which was being stored in an office at the school. Loss was listed as $300.

* The unauthorized use of a credit card was reported by a woman in the 3100 block of Dorchester Road.

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