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Worthington: Lots of credit-card theft reported

Thieves forged checks and credit cards last week to steal from two Worthington residents.

Betweem March 16 and 18, someone obtained the credit-card number of a resident of the 400 block of Colonial Avenue. The thieves then forged duplicates, which they used to make purchases in Columbus and Heath.

Similarly, someone obtained account information belonging to a resident of the 200 block of Bristol Way. The thief forged three checks that were presented at a Walmart in Eden, Pa.

Wallets and credit cards were stolen during classes at a business in the 6100 block of Huntley Road while their owners were in class. The theft occurred between noon and 4 p.m. March 19 and at 3:30 p.m. March 20. Credit cards stolen from each were used before they were reported missing.

In other Worthington police reports:

* A battery was stolen from a truck in the 6700 block of Huntley Road overnight March 18.

* Between March 15 and 18, catalytic converters were stolen from three company trucks in the 600 block of Lakeview Plaza Boulevard.

* The former husband of a resident of the 100 block of East Stafford Avenue allegedly gave two counterfeit post-office money orders to her daughter. She deposited them in the bank and gave him $1,870.

* Gift cards and cash were stolen from two unlocked vehicles in the 6500 block of Emco Place overnight March 21.