A resident of the 100 block of Sunnyside Lane told police at 12:42 p.m. March 27 that, over a period of time dating to Jan. 15, she had sent $200,000 to someone with whom she had an "online romantic relationship."
The victim said she sent the money to the individual through wire transactions.
Columbus police are treating the incident as fraud, according to reports.
In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:
* A man who lives in the 500 block of East Torrence Road told police at 2:20 p.m. March 29 that someone had stolen a check from his mailbox and cashed it for $1,500.
* A woman who hired someone to renovate the kitchen of her home in the first block of East Henderson Road filed a fraud complaint at 10:30 a.m. March 29. The victim said she paid the supposed contractor $15,000 on Aug. 29, and the suspect completed some work but cut off communications with her before finishing.
* A man said a person he identified stole a $60 cash card from him in the 100 block of Graceland Boulevard at 2 p.m. March 29.
* A Reynoldsburg man contacted police at 2:30 p.m. March 28 after discovering that someone had used his debit card without his permission March 17 to withdraw $200 from his account in the 4300 block of North High Street.
* A woman told police someone she knows cut her finger with a knife and stole her $800 cellphone in the 500 block of Broad Meadows Boulevard at 12:38 p.m. March 25. The suspect left before officers arrived, according to reports.
* A woman who lives in the first block of East Ninth Avenue was charged with assault March 24 after allegedly striking a woman aboard a COTA bus at the intersection of Indianola Avenue and Morse Road.
* The victim of a car theft that was reported at 8:05 a.m. March 24 in the 500 block of Broad Meadows Boulevard told police she accidentally left the keys in the unlocked vehicle. The car, valued at $500, was stolen between 6:45 and 8 a.m. that day.
* A woman said she saw someone strike her car with a shopping cart between 9 and 9:07 p.m. March 24 in a parking lot in the 3400 block of North High Street.
The victim said when she confronted the individual inside the store, he rammed his shopping cart into her.
Later, in the parking lot, the suspect reportedly struck the victim's car a second time with the shopping cart.
The victim was able to provide a license-plate number, and a witness backed up her statements, police said.
* A representative of a business in the 4100 block of North High Street contacted police at 2:37 p.m. March 23 to say someone had stolen 17 empty beer kegs worth $600 earlier that day.
* Two residents of the 100 block of East Torrence Road reported at 2:42 p.m. March 23 that someone had broken into their detached garage and made off with a blower valued at $590 and a $150 chain saw.
* A woman contacted police at 11:25 a.m. March 22 after someone broke the window of her vehicle while it was parked in the 3900 block of North High Street between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. the previous day.
* A woman who lives in the 5300 block of North High Street reported at 7:03 p.m. March 22 that she had received a harassing telephone call 13 minutes earlier from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service.
* A woman told police her vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of her apartment complex in the 4900 block of Fairway Court between 10 p.m. March 21 and 8 a.m. March 22.
The reporting officer stated the vehicle was involved in a hit-skip accident involving an unoccupied vehicle on a nearby street and later was found abandoned.