Police looking for suspect involved in identity theft


COLUMBUS -- Columbus police are looking for answers about an identity theft that happened in Genoa Township in late September.

On September 26, a man walked into 5/3 Bank, posing as a victim who owns a Florida business with a branch in Cincinnati.

He withdrew $4,000 from the business account, filled out a counter check and withdrew another $3,000. The man also provided a fake Florida ID with the business owner's information.

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Police also say it's possible the suspect has committed two similar offenses in Cincinnati.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information on the person responsible for this crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or visit stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. Tips can also be submitted through the free P3 TIps mobile app, which is available on iOS and Android platforms.