New Technology In Westerville Helps Speed Investigations


UPDATED: Thursday November 8, 2012 6:19 AM

Detectives said that instead of months, it now takes only weeks to ID crime suspects.

The Westerville Division of Police now is using an automated fingerprinting system.
 
So far, the system has helped the division clear about 24 investigations since last year, according to The Columbus Dispatch. 

Most recently, the new system helped officers make an arrest in a car-theft case.

It also helped investigators crack a forgery case.

Prints pulled from counterfeit checks led detectives straight to a person who they said cashed about $6,000 in fake checks.

The department purchased the equipment last year with money forfeited by criminals.

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