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$782 scam claims family member was in accident

A resident of West Southington Avenue was scammed by a person who called and reported a family member had been in a car accident and kidnapped and would not be released unless money was sent to Puerto Rico.

The boyfriend of the woman who received the call feared the call was not a scam and wired $782.

The incident occurred March 2.

In other Worthington police reports:

* On Feb. 28, a student at Thomas Worthington High School was thought to be under the influence and unable to care for himself. He admitted taking unknown controlled substances before classes began. He was released to his father, and charges are pending.

* On Feb. 28, between noon and 1 p.m. at the Old Worthington Library, 829 High St., tires were slashed on a vehicle in the parking lot.