Information provided by the Fairlawn Police Department.
After being informed of a crime ring passing fake $100 bills in several Macy's stores across the state, the security guard at the Summit Mall Macy's spotted one of the suspects on surveillance on Dec. 9. According to a Fairlawn police report, Amanda Scott, 24, of Rockaway, NY, attempted to make a purchase using two counterfeit 100s. The security guard caught up with the woman after she received change for her purchase. Scott had 13 counterfeit $100 bills on her, according to the report. Police charged Scott with theft by deception and forgery. She was taken to the Summit County Jail. That same day, the security guard found eight more counterfeit bills, the report stated.
Information provided by the Bath Township Police Department.
On Sept. 12, two employees at Akron General Medical Center on Medina Road reported their wallets had been stolen, according to a Bath Township Police report. One woman's wallet was in her secured locker, the other was left unattended at the second woman's desk, the report said. Both women work in the cardiac department. Both women received calls that their credit and debit cards had fraudulent charges on them and were advised to cancel their cards. Chief Michael McNeely said these women were victims of a statewide organized crime ring. Two women and a man have been going across the state and doing different things to distract people and steal, McNeely said. In this case, the suspects walked through the hospital and blended in, McNeely said…