Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Reward Offered in Misuse of Credit Cards

Suspect in case.

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the misuse of credit/debit cards.  The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports, in late January 2015, several residents in Etna Township began reporting thefts from their bank accounts. 
In each case the victim’s cards had never actually been stolen. Detectives believe the card numbers were possibly obtained from a business where the victims made a purchase. The skimmed numbers were used to purchase over $2,200 in items at various retail stores and restaurants in Ohio and Kentucky. 
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.    
Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 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: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.