Grove City police were dispatched June 23 to a business in the 2700 block of Home Road on a report of a theft.
The company controller told police that on June 19 and 21 he received emails he believed were from the company's owner. The emails asked him to wire money to two separate accounts.
The controller said he wired $35,000 to a bank in New Mexico on June 19 and $55,000 to a bank in New Jersey on June 21, according to reports. He said he became suspicious and contacted the owner, who said he had not sent either of the emails.
When the controller reviewed the emails, he noticed slight differences from the owner's real email account.
He contacted the company's bank, which began an investigation and recommended he call police.
In other recent Grove City police reports:
* An employee of a store in the 1600 block of Stringtown Road reported a man with knife committed a robbery on June 23.
The employee told police she and a co-worker were working in the garden center when they saw a man heading for the exit carrying a duffel bag. That raised suspicion and the co-worker shut off the store's electronic door, according to reports.
The employee said she approached the man and saw the bag was filed with merchandise from the store. She asked if he had a receipt and he dropped the bag, then pulled out a knife and demanded she let him take the merchandise, according to reports. He then grabbed the bag from the employee, pushed open the sliding door and ran to a silver car being driven by another man, reports stated. He got into the car, which headed south on Buckeye Parkway.
* A Florida man told police June 27 his car, valued at $10,000, was stolen overnight from the driveway of a residence in the 6200 block of Rising Sun Drive.
The same day, a resident at another residence in the 6200 block of Rising Sun Drive reported tools, a GPS unit and a pair of headphones were stolen overnight from his pickup truck. Total loss was $1,800, reports stated.
* An employee of an Atlanta-based company reported June 26 an air compressor and back pack blower were stolen overnight from a company van that was parked at a motel in the 1900 block of Stringtown Road. Total loss was $2,498. Entry to the van was gained by punching two locks, causing $400 in damage, according to reports.
* A Grove City woman reported June 27 her purse was stolen on June 24 from a business in the 3200 block of Broadway, where she had left it. The woman told police that when she realized she had left her purse at the business, she called and found out the purse was not there. The manager told her a witness had seen the purse behind the counter and that it was still there when he left the business, according to reports.
The manager identified two employees who were on duty on the afternoon of June 24. He said they were the only two people who would have had access to the purse when it was behind the counter. He said the pair, a 19-year-old Hilliard resident and an 18-year-old Columbus man, have not returned for their regular shifts since the day the purse went missing, according to reports.
No charges have been filed in the case.
* A resident in the 2600 block of Walden Bluff Court reported a video-game system, a tablet and $50 in cash were stolen June 23 from his house. Total loss was $500, reports stated.