A Worthington business told the Worthington Division of Police an employee is believed to have embezzled nearly $22,000.

The business on East Dublin-Granville Road reported June 1 that an employee had been "manipulating" the finances between March 7 and May 21.

The employee reportedly was fired.

Worthington police are investigating the case but have not made any arrests.

In other recent Worthington police incident reports:

* A 95-year-old Worthington man was found dead in his backyard after he was reported missing.

The man's 93-year-old wife contacted police because she could not find the man at their home on Brookside Oval the evening of June 7.

Officers found the man in the backyard. He seemed to have fallen and sustained a "life-threatening injury," according to reports.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

* Police received three more reports of stolen or forged checks that were sent through the mail.

Since early 2017, a plethora of residents and others from surrounding communities have reported payroll checks stolen and forged.

The thefts are being investigated by the local office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Despite 13 people being indicted on mail-theft and bank-fraud charges in October of 2017, Worthington police Sgt. Jim Moran said the case is still open and being investigated.

He said he hopes residents will begin avoiding outdoor, unsecured mail drops.

"People need to be aware that there's a situation that's being investigated," he said. "Mail your mail inside the post office."