Upper Arlington: $20,050 spending spree was credit card fraud
Approximately $20,050 in unauthorized charges were made on a credit card account of a resident of the 1900 block of Glenn Avenue between 8 a.m. Aug. 5 and 6 p.m. Aug. 6.
According to Upper Arlington police reports, an unknown person purchased several items, including assorted jewelry, antique coins, a television, photographic equipment and computer equipment.
The woman was notified of the unauthorized purchases by her credit card company via email, and the card accounts were stopped.
In other recent incident reports from the Upper Arlington Division of Police:
* Officers are investigating a suspected breaking and entering at a nail salon in the 3100 block of Kingsdale Center.
The salon reportedly was entered between 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 10 a.m. Aug. 9. The owner reported a television valued at $1,000, a telephone valued at $200, a cash register valued at $100 and $200 in cash were stolen.
* Officers responded at 8:35 a.m. Aug. 7 to the intersection of Reed and Lane roads on a report that a cash register drawer was in the street.
Police determined the drawer belonged to a restaurant in the 2000 block of West Henderson Road. Approximately $882 in cash was reported stolen from the business. According to police, the theft occurred between 10 p.m. Aug. 6 and 8:35 a.m. Aug. 7.
* An electric demolition hammer valued at $1,600 and electric shears valued at $400 were reported stolen from a Columbus man's trailer while it was parked in the 2000 block of Riverside Drive between 7:30 a.m. Aug. 8 and 1:45 p.m. Aug. 9. Entry to the trailer was gained by breaking a lock and clasp, which was valued at $200.
* Members of Riverside United Methodist Church, 2701 Zollinger Road, reported a total of $180 in cash was stolen from two church offices between 9:21 and 9:24 p.m. Aug. 5.
* An employee of a business in the 2000 block of West Henderson Road reported a woman entered the business and asked for a cup of water at approximately 6:20 p.m. Aug. 8. As the employee turned to retrieve the water, the woman grabbed a tip jar containing $50 in cash.
The woman left the scene in a forest green Toyota four-door car with a rear spoiler. Police said the car most likely was a Corolla.