Thursday, June 16, 2011

Up to a $1,000 Reward Offered for Info on Theft of Credit Card

Theft suspect entering Best Buy in Heath.
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a stolen wallet in Heath. The Heath Police Department reports a woman had her wallet, including credit cards, stolen while she was shopping at Carnival Foods on Central Parkway on June 6.

The victim's credit card was used within 45 minutes of the theft at the Best Buy store on Hebron Rd. in Heath. The suspect used the stolen credit card to purchase an Xbox and Visa gift cards. The suspect is described as a black female with short dark hair.

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.