Sunday, December 19, 2010

Up to $1,000 Reward for Quick Change Suspect

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a quick change scam that took place at a fast-food restaurant in Heath. The Heath Police Department reports around 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 1, a woman was able to scam a cash register clerk at Burger King on Hebron Rd. out of $120 through a quick change scam, and then left the restaurant.

A picture of the suspect was taken a restaurant surveillance camera. The suspect is described as a black female, about 50 years old, with a large gap between her front teeth, and wearing a hat and a light colored coat that was very dirty.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the 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.

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