An Akron woman is charged with theft after Summit County Sheriff's Office detectives were tipped off that she was pocketing donations to a victim's charity fund.
Back in July, Inspector Bill Holland says the third party manager of the "Walking For You" charity fund notified his office that something wasn't right with the money. The fund was set up to help the families of the victims of the May 28th accident along South Main Street in Coventry Township that left two teenagers dead and seriously injured another. Natasha Boggs, 24, of New Franklin, was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts involuntary manslaughter, and more, after investigators say she was texting while driving and cross over the marked lines along South Main Street, hitting the group of teens.
After an investigation into the charity fund, Summit Co. Detectives discovered that Melissa Szentes, 40, of Akron, who was volunteering with the "Walking For You" campaign, was taking donations and using them for her own personal gain.
Inspector Holland says that she is currently charged with theft, but more charges are possible, as they aren't sure how much money was actually stolen. The Summit County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who may have donated to Szentes directly to call their office so that they can determine the total amount stolen.
Szentes hasn't been booked yet, as more charges are pending.
Akron Police are asking the public for help identifying three suspects who walked into the lobby of The Depot apartments at 80 E. Exchange late last month and walked out with two flat-screen TV's.
In the surveillance video (below), three men are seen walking into the lobby of the apartment complex on June 29th, at 8:15 in the evening. After walking around for a few moments, two of the men are seen walking out with two 40-inch televisions.
Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police.
A Mogadore Road business that was in the spotlight for being near the site of the jet plane crash earlier this month is now dealing with damage to its own building.
Akron police say J. Bowers Construction was found damaged early Saturday, by a front loader police say someone stole from a company on Darrow Road. The burglars stole a safe after damaging J. Bowers.
Police say it started after a pickup truck was stolen from a car repair business, and that the burglars used that pickup to steal two front loader truck keys and some torches from the second business.
After the first front loader was wrecked, police say burglars took the second one, and used the front loader's bucket to damage the J. Bowers building, and steal the safe inside.
Police say they found the pickup truck, torches and the empty safe off Mogadore Road, and railroad tracks nearby were damaged. The first front loader was found with damage as well.
A surveillance camera at J. Bowers had captured the jet plane crash nearby earlier this month. The video is being examined by NTSB investigators.