Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, Wednesday, he will run for Mayor of Columbus next year.
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.
A former fiscal officer in a central Ohio community has admitted stealing $137,000 in public funds.
A bill that aims to curb the theft of scrap metal has cleared the Ohio House.
William Hadley will spend more than three years in prison for stealing from the shelter.
Prosecutors say Michael Shipley and Crystal Galloway targeted homes for sale, then ransacked them for valuables during open houses.
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.
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.
A Franklin County judge set bond for former Ohio State quarterback who has been charged with felony theft.
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.
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.