Officers are investigating whether or not a man charged in Fayette County with scamming an Advance America cash company is the same suspect who scammed the company’s Bellefontaine location at 2230 S. Main St.
A company representative reported Wednesday the suspect was in custody and is suspected of using fraudulent documents and identification to obtain more than $20,000 in loans from Advance America locations in Logan, Fayette, Franklin, Mercer, Pickaway, Miami, Shelby, Montgomery, Preble, Hamilton, Butler and Warren counties since August.
The suspect’s identity was not released by Bellefontaine police.
• A store manager at Village Pantry, 200 E. Sandusky Ave., reported one of the clerks was scammed out of $575 in store resources Friday.
Around 8:15 a.m., the clerk received a phone call from a person claiming to be a Marathon computer technician and provided detailed information on the Bellefontaine operation.
The station had been experiencing computer problems for a week so the clerk followed instructions to load money onto gift cards and then provide the card information to the caller.
Man enters home uninvited
Adam J. Yelton, 31, of 10513 Columbus St., Middleburg, was charged Sunday with public intoxication and served with a probation violation out of Union County.
Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report he walked into a residence in the 300 block of Garfield Avenue uninvited around 3 a.m. The residents did not know him.
He was forced from the home but was found on the front porch barely able to stand.
He was lodged in Logan County Jail.
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