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Columbus Man Guilty In Federal Surplus Property Case

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Former Columbus police officer Steven Dean Wednesday pleaded guilty to misappropriating and selling property that belonged to the Division of Police.
February 12, 2014

A former Columbus police officer has pleaded guilty to misappropriating and selling surplus property the police department received through a U.S. Department of Defense surplus equipment program.

Ex-Fiscal Officer In Ohio Town Admits $137K Theft

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A former fiscal officer in a central Ohio community has admitted stealing $137,000 in public funds.
22, 2012

A former fiscal officer in a central Ohio community has admitted stealing $137,000 in public funds.

Ohio House Clears Bill To Curb Scrap Metal Theft

The measure would require dealers to photograph anyone who sells them scrap. Dealers couldn't buy from anyone who refuses to be photographed, and they'd have to keep the pictures for 60 days.
12, 2012

A bill that aims to curb the theft of scrap metal has cleared the Ohio House.

Former Delaware Humane Society Dir. Sentenced For Theft

Prosecutors say Hadley did not tell the Humane Society about a previous conviction on charges of stealing $750,000 from his former employer in Wayne County.
7, 2012

William Hadley will spend more than three years in prison for stealing from the shelter.

Two Indicted In Open House Theft Scheme

Two people have been charged with theft and burglary at local open houses.
14, 2011

Prosecutors say Michael Shipley and Crystal Galloway targeted homes for sale, then ransacked them for valuables during open houses.

Dublin Business Owner Imprisoned For 401(k) Theft

58-year-old Cliff Gallatin was sentenced in Columbus federal court Wednesday.
29, 2011

Authorities say Cliff Gallatin used $120,000 in employee retirement contributions to pay for expensive cars, boats, a country club membership, and a lake-front condo.

Columbus Police Want To Reduce Air Conditioner Theft

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13, 2011

On Tuesday in Akron, a man was electrocuted when police say he tried to steal copper piping from a shopping mall. In Columbus thieves are stealing the insides of air conditioners for their valuable metals. That’s why Columbus police are implementing “Operation Cool Down” to reduce the number of air conditioning thefts.

$1 Million Bond Set For Former OSU Quarterabck

8, 2011

A Franklin County judge set bond for former Ohio State quarterback who has been charged with felony theft.

Former OSU QB Schlichter Remains in Jail; More Alleged Victims Come Forward

50-year-old Art Schlichter is arraigned Tuesday in Franklin County Court on felony grand theft charges. He remains in jail.
February 15, 2011

People who claim they were cheated by Art Schlichter continue to come forward. Prosecutors say more than two dozen now say they gave money to the former OSU quarterback and admitted compulsive gambler. WOSU reports, there’s likely little chance they will see the money again.

Ohio Highway Patrol Calls Increase In Identity Theft Cases “Alarming”

15, 2010

The Ohio Highway Patrol says it has investigated 248 cases of identity fraud so far this year, compared to 114 incidents by this time in 2009. The cases involve fraudulent identification discovered by troopers during traffic stops and at driver license exam stations.