A 24-year-old Columbus man faces a felony charge of theft after allegedly stealing $100 from an elderly woman the evening of Aug. 3, according to the Worthington Division of Police.
The man worked at a restaurant on the 7100 block of North High Street, where an 88-year-old woman had forgotten her purse when she left, according to reports.
She called the restaurant and an employee put the purse in a back room, where video cameras caught the man stealing the $100.
Restaurant workers called police to ask for an officer to stand by while the man was fired, but the officer pressed charges and filed a fifth-degree felony charge of theft.
In other recent Worthington police incident reports:
* Someone reportedly stole a motorhome worth $70,000 from a Worthington storage facility on the 500 block of East Dublin-Granville Road.
The owners of the vehicle reported it missing the morning of Aug. 6. The facility's gate was not locked, according to reports.
* A Worthington man told police he paid to rent an event venue only to find that it is no longer in service.
The man paid to book the venue on the 400 block of East Wilson Bridge Road. But when he arrived Aug. 14 to prepare for his event, he found that the building was not open and he no longer could reach the owner.