A woman who recently relocated to Upper Arlington told police she was duped by a phony moving company that charged her cash for partial services and then made off with more than $6,500 worth of her property.

A woman who recently relocated to Upper Arlington told police she was duped by a phony moving company that charged her cash for partial services and then made off with more than $6,500 worth of her property.

The woman reported that between July 1 and July 8, she employed a company identified as Hercules Moving to help her relocate from Dublin to the 4400 block of Masters Drive.

According to the woman, once workers for the company loaded her possessions onto a truck and arrived at the Upper Arlington residence, they requested they be paid cash to remove the items from the truck.

She said she paid them $603, and the movers took approximately half her property from the truck and "dumped the items in her home, causing damage to some of the items," police reports said.

The woman further reported the movers then said they were going on break, but never returned. When she conducted more research into the company, she discovered it wasn't a legitimate business.

Items the supposed movers allegedly made off with included "crystal items" valued at $1,800, a handmade rug valued at $1,500, oil paintings valued at $1,500, a vanity mirror valued at $1,000 and pots and pans valued at $200.

Additional missing items include a food processor valued at $140, as well as a digital picture frame valued at $100, a digital camera valued at $100, a telephone valued at $99, a coffee maker valued at $99 and a sofa, for which no value was provided.

In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division reports:

* Upper Arlington police responded to the 2300 block of North Star Road at 6:48 p.m. July 8 after an unidentified 37-year-old man allegedly brandished a firearm at two men. Upon arrival, officers said the man allegedly pointed a firearm at two men who were checking electrical meters in the area for their jobs with an electric utility company.

The incident was referred to Clinton Township police because it occurred on a lot in the township.

* A video-gaming system valued at $400 and an MP3 player valued at $150 were stolen July 8 from a residence in the 2500 block of Swansea Road after someone entered the unlocked residence between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. while an occupant was sleeping.

* A woman in the 2900 block of Welsford Road reported she was scammed out of $3,400 at 10:30 a.m. July 9. She said she sent an unknown person the money electronically because she was contacted by someone who stated he was an attorney for a family member who needed the money for a legal problem.

* A Nashville, Tenn., man reported he believes his video-gaming system, valued at $150, was stolen by employees of a moving company that loaded his belongings from the 1400 block of Ombersley Lane into a moving truck between 2 and 4 p.m. June 29 in preparation for his move to Nashville.

* A girl's bicycle valued at $125 was stolen July 8 from a parking lot in the 3100 block of Tremont Road between 3:20 and 4:17 p.m.

* Fifty dollars in cash was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1900 block of Lytham Road between 12:05 and 6 a.m. July 9.

In separate incidents, $220 was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 3600 block of Sunset Drive between 12:05 and 6 a.m. July 9 and approximately $200 worth of gift cards were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2400 block of Bristol Road between 11 p.m. July 8 and 8 a.m. July 9.

* A power washer valued at $1,500 and miscellaneous tools valued at $1,000 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 4100 block of Greensview Drive between 11 p.m. July 7 and 6:40 a.m. July 8.