Worthington News

Police beat

Credit-card thieves draw cash, make driver's licenses

Wednesday March 13, 2013 10:39 AM

Police are looking for four suspects who are believed to have stolen credit cards from women's purses and then attempted to use them to get cash advances at Fifth Third Bank, 6895 N. High St.

The credit cards were stolen from two Worthington restaurants March 7.

The suspects then made driver's licenses with the names of the credit-card owners but with pictures of the suspect who then would try to get cash advances from the bank.

One of the attempts was successful, with the suspect receiving $4,500 from a woman's account.

In the second case, the bank declined to issue the $4,000 cash advance that was requested.

In other police reports:

* Overnight on March 4, someone pried open a vehicle in the parking lot of a hotel in the 7000 block of North High Street. Property was stolen.

* On March 4 at 7:23 p.m. outside a restaurant in the 5500 block of North High Street, a 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he was seen urinating on the side of the building. At 12:30 a.m. March 5 in the same parking lot, someone smashed the window of a vehicle and stole a laptop computer and an iPad valued at $1,570.

* Police were called to Thomas Worthington High School on March 7 on a report of a student in possession of drug paraphernalia.

* Between March 1 and 9, someone stole several items from a closed business in the 600 block of Lakeview Plaza Boulevard. Entry was made by unknown means.

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