Local woman loses $6,000 in ‘bank’ scam: Lyndhurst police blotter


Scam: Jaeger Drive

At 10:45 am on January 5, a woman from Lyndhurst, 43, reported that someone posing as her bank representative sent her a text message asking if she had made a large purchase. The woman said she didn’t. Another person, also posing as a bank representative, then contacted her and “assisted” the woman in allegedly transferring her money to a new account.

The woman ended up being the victim of a scam that cost her $6,000.

Suspect: Cheltenham Boulevard

At 8am on January 8, a resident reported seeing a man standing by the bushes in her yard around 2:30am that morning. The man appeared to be holding a bag.

The woman did not ask officers to come to her home but wanted to alert the police to the incident.

Disturbance: Cedar Road

At 7:50 p.m. on January 8, an employee at Bar Louie, 24337 Cedar Road in the Legacy Village reported that a woman was causing a disturbance and refusing to pay her bill. Management asked to escort the woman out of the store.

The woman left before officers arrived and was last seen walking into the nearby Hyatt Place Hotel in Legacy Village. Police learned the 24-year-old Atlanta woman had paid her Bar Louie bill. However, she was told not to return to the establishment.

POI: Mayfield Street

At 2:25 am on January 8, an officer stopped a car for speeding and found that its driver, a 52-year-old man from Toledo, was drunk. The man failed sobriety tests but refused to take a breath test.

It was also learned that the man was wanted on a warrant from Bedford Heights Police. Police charged the man with OVI.

Disturbance: Cedar Road

At 9:05pm on January 2, it was reported that three women were refusing to pay their bill and yelled at the bar Louie and made a scene. Bar Louie’s manager told all three women to leave.

The women, 36 and 25, from Cleveland and 33, from Twinsburg, paid their tab and were entered from the bar.

Theft: Cedar Road

At 1:15 p.m. on January 1, a 21-year-old man from Chardon reported that someone took his wallet from his unlocked locker at Esporta Fitness, 25145 Cedar Road in the Legacy Village. The wallet contained $25 in cash and debit cards. The cards have not been used for fraudulent transactions.

Possession of drug paraphernalia: Cedar Road

At 9:55 p.m. on January 3, an officer conducted a random registration check of a passing car and learned that its owner/driver had a driver’s license suspension. Police found a digital scale with marijuana residue in the car.

Police cited the man for DUS and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Theft: Cedar Road

At 10:30 am on January 4, a 69-year-old mentor reported that someone entered his locked locker at Esporta Fitness and took $50 to $100 in cash and three credit cards from his wallet. The cards were used for fraudulent transactions.

Reckless action: Cedar Road

At 12:25 a.m. on January 4, an officer pulled over a car that was traveling at 26 mph over the speed limit. The driver, a 24-year-old man from Cleveland Heights, was subpoenaed for reckless operation and his car was towed.

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