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Ohio grand jury indicts 4 in statewide theft ring

Associated Press

LEBANON, OHIO: Four people have been indicted in a scheme that involved sneaking into Ohio businesses during work hours and stealing credit cards and cash from employees’ unattended belongings.

The indictment issued Monday in Warren County alleges one defendant, Larry Cobb of Leavittsburg, dressed in business attire and entered offices around the state, typically during lunchtime. He is accused of taking credit cards from wallets and purses left in desk drawers, then passing them along to a co-conspirator to buy gift cards, electronics and other items that they would sell for money.

The 55-year-old Cobb was indicted on charges including burglary, money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activities. No attorney was listed for him in court records.

Authorities accuse Cobb of forming the crime ring in 2012.


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