This week’s Midweek Special focuses on a Theft which took place in Canal Winchester.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, an unknown male called the Family Dollar store, located at 6480 Winchester Pike. The caller, representing himself as an employee of Family Dollar Corporate (Headquarters), used information that convinced a store employee to transfer all store money from the safe into a bank deposit bag. A short time later, an unidentified female entered the Family Dollar location and, posing as a company loss prevention officer, requested the bank deposit bag, which contained at least $1,900.00. Only later, was it discovered that the phone call and loss prevention suspect were both fraudulent and part of an elaborate scam. Once discovered, police were summoned and an official report of the theft was made. The suspect in the store is described as: Female/White, 30ish, dark hair, wearing dark rimmed glasses, pink top w/lace inset, black sweater, and dark jeans.
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 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.
All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller. Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. For more information on Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, visit our website at www.stopcrime.org.
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., P.O. Box 16038, Columbus, OH 43216-6038.