Man out $48,000 in computer scam: Highland Heights Police Blotter

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio

Fraud: South Greenway Court

A man, 78, reported Nov. 12 being the victim of a scam after he called a phone number associated with an email about anti-virus protection. He was under belief he was going to receive virus protection, but during the call he gave access to his bank accounts and a $48,000 transfer took place. The transfer was successful as the man did not report the incident for several days. Police are working with his bank to investigate the matter.

Theft: Wilson Mills Road

A Cleveland man, 57, stole $432 worth of merchandise from Home Depot Nov. 11 and left in a vehicle as a passenger. That vehicle was stopped by South Euclid police and the man admitted to theft. He was charged with theft and turned over to Maple Heights police on active warrant.

Theft: Wilson Mills Road

A shoplifter fled from Home Depot

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Middleburg Heights mulls computer system overhaul for city offices

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — City Council members have received an overview of a proposal to overhaul the city’s outdated computer systems.

Currently, there are 196 city email addresses, more than 118 city-owned computers in operation and five separate domains, Middleburg Heights Finance Director Jason Stewart said at the Nov. 2 Finance Committee meeting.

“The mayor and I have spent the better part of the last six months discussing how best to centralize and modernize our IT environments,” Stewart told the committee. “It is clear to us we need to move in a unified direction.”

Nick Artman of Addo Solutions provided the city a technical report indicating that several systems issues exist. They include inadequate hardware, network design and architecture failures, software licensing inconsistencies, and usage policy shortfalls.

A multi-phased solution has been recommended.

The first phase would upgrade the physical infrastructure to improve security, system performance and capacity for

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