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Page 2A September 19, 2018 i orter By Rk:hard Dumas Nearly a dozen Persons Bank customers reported fraudulent transactions on their accounts earlier this month. The reports filed with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office began on Sept. 6 and continued for neatly a Then, on Sept. 7, Patricia transactions had occurred charges were made in week with most customers Harvey of Culloden said in San Jose, Calif. He added California while the other reporting their cards be- that someone had madethat .it was the third time charge was made at the ing used either in Ohio or two transactions of $50 this year that had hap- Forsyth Family Dollar California. each on her debit card in pened, store. The first report came Maple Heights, Ohio on That same day, Susan On Sept. 11, Patty Allison on Sept. 6, when Erika Sept. 5. Stephens of Forsyth said of Forsyth said Persons Giduturi of Forsyth said On Sept. 10, Kerry Drew she found three fraudulent Bank had frozen her ac- that she noticed 10 separate of Forsyth checked his Per- charges totalling $270.13 count due to five fraudulent $20 withdrawals from her sons Bank account at about on accounts belongingcharges that occurred in Persons Bank account for 7:30 a.m. and discovered to her and her husband. California. That same day, the Ohio Lottery System. that $60.08 in unauthorized Stephens said two of the Rebecca Cawthon said that her daughter, Bailey Cawthon, recently received a call from a foreign- speaking female saying she was with Persons Bank. Cawthon said she told her daughter to watch her bank account as a result, and Cawthon said her daughter found on Sept. 10 a fraudu- lent charge in the amount of $75 from a Conoco sta- tion in Elmont, N.Y. Also on Sept. 11, Timo- thy Campfield of Forsyth discovered seven unau- thorized transactions in the total amount of $226.50 on his debit card. Four of the transactions occurred at a Starbucks in Santa Clara, Calif. while the other three were made at Coca Cola Co. in San Jose, Calif. Also on Sept. 11, Den- nis Piland of Forsyth said he learned of a fraudulent transaction on his Per- sons Bank account in the amount of $68.61. Piland said the transaction took place at United Pacific in ' Oakland, Calif. on Sept. 10. Then on Sept. 12, Aaron Deaton of Forsyth said that he was notified by Persons Bank of one fraudulent charge on his account. Deaton said the transacUon was made at the Coca Cola Company in Stockton, Ca- lif. in the amount of $5.50. The following day, Sept. 13, Amy Myers of Juliette said that she found several fraudulent transactions on her Persons Bank account. Myers said two of the transactions, for $50 apiece, were made in Strongville, Ohio on Sept. 5. Persons Bank spokes- man Sylvia Enix told the Reporter that, like most banks, Persons Bank has to deal with account fraud from time to time. She said having customers get a sheriff's report helps them extend a professional credit to customers so they can recuperate their loss. "Providing secure bank- ing services to our cus- tomers is our number one priority ,' said Aetna Medicare Advantage plans are designed to take a total approach to your health. Because we understand that health isn't just physical. It's about the whole you. And we want to help you age actively and feel your best. Learn more about Medicare and Aetna Medicare Solutions Aetna Medicare is a PDP, HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid prog(ams. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the state and Medicare. See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area. 2018 Aetna Inc. Y0001 4002 12764 Accepted 07/2018 A Mary Persons sopho- more was charged with making terroristic threats at school after a teacher found a note he had written on Thursday. The note was found by a teacher on Thursday after- noon and turned into the principal, Dr. Jim Finch. The 15-year-old student was arrested and charged as a juvenile with making terroristic threats. Authori- ties would not say what exactly the note said. There were reports that a second student may be charged as well. The Monroe County sheriff's office helped with the case and said they have no other evidence to indicate the threat was legitimate. "We believe this note was used to create the appear- ance of a physical threat against the school, causing panic among students and staff members" said the sheriff's office press release. Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman said they will not tolerate any threats, whether real or perceived, in the schools. b'