Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano has warned residents about a recent scam where fraudulent checks appearing to come from Franklin County for the amount of $2,950.99 are arriving to unsuspecting individuals across Ohio and in other states.
“I take consumer protection seriously and will assist in prosecuting would-be scammers to the fullest extent of the law,” Stinziano said.
“Keeping the residents and businesses of Franklin County safe from fraud while being a good steward of public dollars remains a top priority of this office.”
A statement from Auditor Stinziano’s office said “the checks, dated December 23rd, appear to be more than an isolated effort to defraud unwitting individuals and the county.
“Due to the Auditor’s office vigilance, a coordinated effort between the Franklin County Sheriff, Treasurer and Auditor are underway. As there are multiple security measures in place to keep taxpayer dollars safe, there is currently no risk to county funds.”