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Worthington: Resident loses $2,000 in telephone scam

A Worthington resident reportedly fell victim to a telephone scam, losing $2,000 to the scammers.

The resident of the 6600 block of Lakeside Circle East received a phone call about 5 p.m. Jan. 22. The caller claimed to be the victim's grandson and needed $2,000 to post bond to get out of jail in Canada.

The resident sent the money without first checking with family members, who said the grandson was not in Canada and did not request the money.

In other Worthington police incident reports:

• The Worthington Fire Department responded to two trash-bin fires that are assumed to be caused by arson during the early morning hours of Jan. 22.

The first was at 5:22 a.m. in the 6500 block of Northland Road. The second was at 7:32 in the 800 block of High Street.

• Three students reported the theft of wallets at Thomas Worthington High School on Jan. 21.

• A resident of the 400 block of East North Street reported that an unidentified person left fecal matter on her carpet Jan. 21.

• A FedEx delivery box ended up at its intended location without its contents Jan. 25. The delivery person delivered the box to an incorrect address in the 900 block of Beechview Drive South on Jan. 23. He received the package back and delivered to the correct address, but the box was empty.

The residents who received the box first said they had removed the contents but then replaced them before placing the box outside for FedEx pickup.

• A Thomas Worthington High School student who reported had her phone stolen Jan. 23 allegedly assaulted the person who stole it while attempting to get it back.