This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on credit card Theft which took place in Gahanna.
On Monday, October 24, 2016, the Gahanna Police Department responded to a report of a theft of credit cards from an elderly Gahanna resident. The resident reported that her wallet had been stolen from her purse, which was in the room of her apartment at a Gahanna senior care facility. Two suspects were found to have used the cards at several Target locations, several Kohl’s locations, Walmart, Macy’s, and JC Penney. The total amount charged to the credit cards was $6,598.78 with an additional $922.51 declined. All the transactions occurred on October 21 and 22, 2016. The suspects committed a similar theft in Columbus at a senior care facility involving an elderly victim. The suspects are both black females in their 20s-30s. In several transactions, one female suspect is wearing black pants, a grey shirt with “NOPE” on the front, and white sunglasses on her head. The other suspect is wearing black pants, black boots, and a tan shirt. Both suspects are carrying black purses. In one of the photos, the suspects appear to possibly leave in a newer model black sport utility vehicle.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.
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Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.
Watch for the depiction of each “Crime of the Week” during newscasts on WCMH NBC 4, Sunday morning 7a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday 12 Noon. Also watch for the depiction to be aired on WBNS 10TV, WSYX ABC 6, WTTE FOX 28, and featured in The Columbus Dispatch every Monday.