Photo: Richard Wilson
Photo: Richard Wilson

Prosecutor: Out-of-state theft ring operating in Greene County

An out-of-state theft and fraud ring is operating in the Beavercreek and Fairborn areas, according to a release from the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police in those jurisdictions have reported there is a group of people stealing purses, checks, credit cards and personal identification from unlocked vehicles, according to Prosecutor Stephen Haller.

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“This group of men and women are well organized, and they quickly use stolen credit cards to purchase gift cards and make Western Union transactions,” Haller said. “They are also using the stolen identity information to defraud local banks and merchants.

Haller advised people need to lock their vehicles, “even if they are left unattended for a short period of time.”

The Dayton Daily News is working to gather more details from police in Beavercreek, Fairborn and the sheriff’s office.

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