Two Westerville residents reported they were scammed out of $6,000 on Nov. 29 on the 100 block of Hampton Park East.
The two residents said their computer screen had been locked due to illegal activity and charges on a website that totaled more than $8,000, according to reports. One resident called a number and was convinced to share personal information to purchase gift cards with their credit card. The pair's credit card company said they would not be reimbursed because they intentionally gave out their information, according to the report.
In other Westerville police reports:
* A Westerville resident reported a theft from her garage at 3 p.m. Nov. 30 on the 100 block of Fairdale Avenue. The resident said her wallet with credit cards and her driver's license were taken, according to the report. Nothing was damaged. Someone attempted to use one of her credit cards to make a $558.90 purchase at a store on Hamilton Road in Columbus, according. The resident had already canceled her credit cards and no merchandise was obtained, according to the report.
* An unidentified male and female concealed $1,139.43 worth of weigh-loss supplements and energy shots then fled from a store on the first block of Schrock Road on Nov. 30. Police are still looking for the two suspects.
* An unknown person stole $480.90 worth of merchandise from a store between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 on the 500 block of South State Street. The store had no surveillance cameras and no employees witnessed the theft, according to reports.
* A Westerville resident of the first block of West Walnut Street reported someone had placed his mail on hold with the U.S. Postal Service and opened an auto loan in his name for $20,000 at 5:51 p.m. Nov. 13. No video evidence of who requested his mail to be put on hold was available from the post office, according to the report. The resident was told that his credit needed to be frozen, due to his information being compromised.