A resident in the 2600 block of Glendale Road reported July 17 that someone made unauthorized withdrawals totaling $24,000 from her bank account.
The victim told police she discovered the money missing from her account May 1. She said she had a Columbus man go to the bank for her and withdraw money since June 2016. She would give him her debit card and he would return with the money.
The woman said she believes that each month, the man would withdraw the amount she requested and then withdraw another $2,000 for himself, according to reports. She said she confronted the man after discovering a significant amount of money missing in May and he admitted to making the withdrawals. She said he promised to pay her back, but after two months she has not received any money from him, according to reports.
At the time of the police report, officers had not contacted the man about the allegation and no charges had been filed.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* A Grove City man reported a watch valued at $9,000 was stolen from his place of employment. The man said he placed the watch on the shelf at the business in the 1900 block of Stringtown Road. He left work at 4 p.m. July 9 but forgot to get the watch. When he came back to work at 10:30 a.m. July 10, the watch was gone, reports stated.
* A Centerville man reported paintball equipment belonging to him and two others was stolen from his vehicle between 6:10 and 9:33 p.m. July 8. The man said he is a coach of a team that was staying at a motel in the 4000 block of Jackpot Road while participating in a paintball tournament. The stolen equipment included paintball guns, jerseys, pants, tanks, masks and goggles. Total loss was $4,345, reports stated.
* A resident in the 2300 block of Deerfield Drive told police July 17 that tools her son needs for work were stolen overnight from their garage. Total loss was $2,777, according to reports. The woman said the family leaves the garage door open about nine to 11 inches to allow their dog to go in and out.
* An officer responded July 12 to a store in the 2900 block of London-Groveport Road on a theft report. The company's regional manager reported someone failed to deposit store receipts in the bank three times between July 5 and 7. The missing receipts totaled $1,978, according to reports. The regional manager said he confronted an employee with his suspicions July 12 and the employee said he had deposited the funds into a bank near his residence and was adamant he did not steal money. The employee was suspended pending an investigation by the store's bank and loss prevention department and Grove City police, according to reports. No charges have been filed in the case.
* The project manager for a Grove City construction company told police a partner saw and blade were stolen from a box trailer at a construction site on Interstate 71 near s tate Route 665. The theft occurred between 9 p.m. July 7 and 4 p.m. July 9. The trailer's padlocks were missing and it appeared a hole was punched in the door of the trailer, giving a person enough room to crawl in and take the equipment, reports stated. Total loss was $1,050.
* A woman in the 2300 block of Josephine Circle reported July 8 that two guns valued at $1,000 were stolen from her residence between Dec. 15, 2016, and Jan. 12, 2017. She said the theft occurred while she was in the hospital and that factored into her delay in reporting the theft.
* While on patrol at 3 a.m. July 17, a police officer noticed a car parked in a driveway at a house in the 4300 block of Windrow Drive was open and the garage door was halfway open. The officer checked the car and found the glove box and center console were open. He contacted the homeowner who checked and discovered an air intake valve, air compressor and garden tool had been stolen from the garage. Total loss was $850, according to reports. The victim said he had not left his car or the garage open.
* A resident in the 1300 block of Eber-Lea Vista reported July 16 a handgun valued at $800 was stolen overnight from his car.