Woman’s first home job costs her $5,000: South Euclid Police Blotter



Fraud: Dorshwood Road

A 42-year-old woman reported on September 30 that she was scammed after accepting a work-from-home job she found posted online.

She had received a check for $4,999 and for her first job assignment, she was instructed to purchase Walmart gift cards and mail them to an undisclosed address. After that, she discovered that the check was fraudulent and she had discovered her account.

Domestic Violence: Road to Verona

A 35-year-old woman reported an unwanted guest at her home around 3 a.m. on October 2.

Responding officers learned that the guest was the father of her children and lived at home with her.

The woman was later arrested for domestic violence after learning that she punched the man and hit him with household objects.

Theft: Westdale Road

A resident said on October 4 that she made an agreement with a contractor to have work done at her home, but the work was never completed.

She said she made a down payment of $13,000.

Assault: Eastway Road

A resident reported Sept. 28 that her debit card account had fraudulent charges from other states despite her still having the card.

His bank is investigating.

Disorderly Driving: Warrendale Road

A woman reported on September 27 that her 13-year-old daughter was jumped by another girl of the same age after getting off her school bus.

She said her family and the suspect’s family have an ongoing dispute over an incident in Cleveland Heights.

No injuries were reported, but the incident is still under investigation.

Breach of Protection Order: Cedar Road

A woman reported on September 26 that her child’s father breached a protective order after inviting him to his apartment to visit their daughter.

Flight: Cedar Road

A man reported on September 26 that his debit card and wallet were stolen from Planet Fitness and the card has since been fraudulently transacted for a $505 purchase at a Meijer store.

The incident is under investigation.

Theft: Mayfield Road

The owner of Expert Tech Automotive reported on September 26 that an industrial lawn mower was stolen from the business.

The police are investigating.

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