An elderly Worthington woman reportedly was scammed out of more than $2,000 earlier this month, according to the Worthington Division of Police.
The woman received a call June 8 from a person who told her that her grandson was in jail and needed money for bail, according to reports.
The woman drove to a nearby store and made a money transfer out of the country for $2,300 that she believed was necessary to bail out her grandson.
The woman's grandson was on a plane and could not answer his phone. When he landed, he called his grandmother and told her he was safe, prompting her to call police.
Sgt. Jim Moran said cases of this nature often originate from other countries.
In other recent Worthington police reports:
* A 35-year-old Hilliard man was arrested after allegedly choking a coworker, who ultimately did not press charges.
The two men were working at a home on the 700 block of Oxford Street the morning of June 8 when they began arguing over how to do their job.
The 35-year-old assaulted the 25-year-old coworker, who alleged he was choked at one point, reports said.
The 35-year-old was arrested and charged with assault, but the coworker later decided he did not want to press charges.
* A 63-year-old Worthington man was charged with multiple counts of domestic violence and assault after allegedly assaulting his live-in girlfriend.
The man was drinking with the 52-year-old woman at a nearby bar when they called the woman's daughter to pick them up around 3 a.m.
When they arrived at their residence on the 100 block of West Wilson Bridge Road, they reportedly began arguing.
The man allegedly shoved the woman, causing her to fall and hit her head and prompting her daughter to call police. The man also threatened to harm both the woman and her daughter, reports said.
He was arrested, transported to the Franklin County jail and charged with assault, domestic violence and two counts each of menacing and domestic-violence threats.
* Someone broke into an apartment on the 5700 block of High Street and stole cash.
A maintenance worker noticed that a window had been broken at the residence the morning of June 8.
The resident checked the apartment and reported an unknown amount of cash was missing. The residence was "ransacked," but only the cash was reported missing.