A Westerville resident at 1:41 p.m. Feb. 21 went to the New Albany Police Department to tell police officers she had purchased $1,000 in gift cards after receiving an email from her workplace on the 9000 block of Smith's Mill Road.
According to the report, the sender claimed to be the CEO and asked recipients to buy multiple gift cards, scratch the back of them to reveal a validation code and send them via photo in a text.
The woman was going to send additional cards to the sender but did not have enough money.
She asked a coworker for help and was informed the email did not come from the CEO, according to the report.
In other recent New Albany police incident reports:
* Employees of a business on the 6400 block of Evans Road at 12:12 p.m. Feb. 18 told police someone dumped piles of asphalt in a creek on the company's property.
* A 29-year-old New Albany woman was arrested for OVI after officers at 2:09 p.m. Feb. 22 on the 100 block of West Main Street responded to assist with a hit-skip incident in which the vehicle had been located.
Officers spoke to the woman, who had been the driver, and she was cited for illegal use or possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substances and not stopping after an accident on public roads or highways.
* A 20-year-old Westerville man was cited for drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 22 on the 9800 block of Johnstown Road.
* A 24-year-old Blacklick man was arrested and cited for domestic violence, aggravated assault and abduction after police were dispatched at 1:16 p.m. Feb. 21 to a business on the 6500 block of New Albany Road East. Police clerk Lauren Johnson said the incident involved an abduction attempt.
* A 41-year-old Johnstown man and a 28-year-old Columbus man were arrested and cited for illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence after a traffic stop at 11:40 a.m. Feb. 20 at Beech and Worthington roads.
* A resident on the 6600 block of Kitzmiller Road at 9:14 a.m. Feb. 20 told police she had donated $25 to a caller who had contacted her via phone claiming to be with "the police department" and asking for a donation. The woman declined to donate an additional $15 during the call. The woman told police she received another suspicious call a day later from a different number; that call went to her voicemail.
* An 18-year-old New Albany man was cited for drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, controlled-substance possession or use, sales to and use by underage persons and underage consumption of beer or liquor after police responded at 1:42 a.m. Feb. 19 to a crash at Gilg Street and Cunningham Drive. The man struck a fire hydrant and a small tree, according to the report.
* A 27-year-old Reynoldsburg man was cited for drug abuse and controlled-substance possession or use after a traffic stop at 11:43 p.m. Feb. 17 at Beech Road Southwest and Ganton Parkway.