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Police Blotter: A Tale of 3 Purses; Impostor Visits School

The following information was provided by the Strongsville police department

Three purses were lost or stolen Friday and Saturday, reports show -- two cases with happy endings and one with a not-so-good end.

On Friday, called police to track down the owner of a purse left in the store. Police got the number, but it was for the woman's cell phone -- which was in her purse.

Police went to the woman's home to return it.

An hour later, a woman reported that she accidentally set down her wallet in the shoe section at , and it was gone when she went back for it. 

It contained $62 in cash, plus some credit cards.

The next day, a woman reported her purse missing at . Her husband called later to say she had found it in , with everything intact.

Is this Irony?

An employee at on Royalton Road reported her personal cell phone was stolen from the store Aug. 25.

Talk About Losing Everything

A man moving into a Pearl Road apartment called police Aug. 25 to say the moving company he hired in Florida never showed up with his belongings.

The company was not answering his calls, either, a report said.

Suspicious Situation at School

A parent went to police after learning that a man claiming to be him went to the open house at Albion Middle School, asking questions about getting kids out of school.

The man said he has a child at Albion.

He is also going through a custody battle with the child's mother.

Another Identity Switch

A Big Creek Parkway man reported he went to the band and found out someone else is using his Social Security number.

Police went to the bank and found out when the man's SS number is entered, it comes up with someone else's name.

But then they learned that man's SS number is one digit different from the victim's -- and he has no criminal history.

It's being considered a clerical error rather than identity theft.

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