Restaurant worker arrested using customer’s credit card: Orange Police Blotter


Theft, fraudulent use of bank cards (offence): Orange Place

Police responded to Slyman’s Tavern on the afternoon of January 3, where they encountered a Bedford Heights woman who said she used her CashApp credit card to make a takeout purchase shortly after noon. After she left, she received an alert that someone had subsequently made two unauthorized purchases on her card for $62 and $50.

That’s when she realized she didn’t have the card.

Officers reviewed video that showed a 29-year-old Cleveland woman working at the counter and making fraudulent purchases, which she initially denied. She later admitted to shopping after being taken to the police station, saying she was hungry.

She also said she left the victim’s credit card in the cash register, although police did not find it there.

The case was forwarded to detectives and the village prosecutor to seek a direct indictment by a Cuyahoga County grand jury, with the suspect granted a courtesy walk to Pinecrest.

Suspicion: Lander Road

A woman called the police and then met officers at the station at around 2.15pm on January 8, saying she had gone to the nearby community park in Orange Village where she had been followed, approached and put on the spot. eased by a man believed to have arrived in a black Toyota Highlander.

She said there had been four separate incidents and asked for special attention in the area.

Incorrect license plate display, driving under suspension, warrants: Orange Place

A Shaker Heights man, 25, driving north in a 2002 Pontiac Sunbird, was arrested at 9:30 a.m. on January 5 after an officer could not see a visible license plate, which turned out to be lie flat in the dark tinted rear window.

The man presented the police with a copy of his identity card, admitting that his license had been suspended. He was quoted and briefed on three active terms elsewhere.

Property found: Orange Place

Police responded to the Extended Stay North on January 5, where management turned over a loaded Glock 9mm handgun that a Sidney, Ohio man, 56, had accidentally left in his room when he checked out on December 30 .

He was supposed to pick it up the next day at the motel, but hadn’t. The manager was no longer able to keep it, so the owner came to the police station soon after and got it.

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