Westerville: Residents report unemployment fraud

Staff Writer
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Westerville police recently were contacted about cases of unemployment fraud.

A caller informed Westerville police at 12:47 p.m. July 8 an unidentified person attempted to file for unemployment using his name and Social Security number.

He made contact with various credit companies and was advised to report it to police.

He said he wasn't out any money, but he wanted to file a report in case something came up in the future, reports said. Police advised him to look into freezing his credit to prevent any future fraud, according to reports.

Another resident visited Westerville Division of Police headquarters, 29 S. State St., at 9:18 a.m. July 6 to report a case of unemployment fraud.

In other police incident reports:

* A large group of individuals was reported for not wearing masks while playing volleyball at Hoff Woods Park, 556 McCorkle Blvd., according to a report received at 8:04 p.m. July 11. The caller was concerned because of the size of the group, reports said.

* A Boy Scout bus was vandalized on South Sunbury Road, according to a report received at 11:41a.m. July 7. An unidentified person attempted to set seats on fire in the bus, reports said.

* A woman reported a suspicious person on the 500 block of South State Street at 5:37 p.m. July 5. She said a homeless person in the area has been harassing people in a parking lot.

He went up to a passenger window in a fast-food drive-thru and was gesturing to try to say something, and the woman told him to go, reports said.

An officer watched the man near another business.

He was walking down the sidewalk, talking on a cellphone, and no contact was made with him.

No violation of the law was reported or seen, reports said.