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March Meeting

Updated: Mar 8



Did you know that your social security number can be purchased for $10 on the Internet? Where is the most common place your credit card number can be stolen? Is freezing your credit worthwhile?


You do NOT want to miss our meeting on March 12 at 6:30pm, where the guest speaker will be Columbus Division of Police Detective James Carsey. He is passionate about identity theft prevention and will answer these questions and many more. He'll also teach us the difference between fraud and forgery, and the different types of identity theft.


Det Carsey has been a Columbus police officer for 24 years. He was a patrol officer for 18 years, working in all five of the city's zones, before becoming a detective. He worked with the Fraud and Forgery unit for five years, and he's currently assigned to Major Crimes-Burglary where he investigates both residential and business burglaries. He teaches at the Columbus Police Academy and has assisted the Secret Service in computer crime as well as counterfeit currency.


Det Carsey will be accompanied by 17 Precinct Community Liaison Officer Joe Townsend, who has been a longtime supporter of Starfish, and who introduced us to him. We're excited to have both officers in attendance, and we hope to see you there.


As always, this meeting is free and open to the public. Please bring a friend to Panera Bread, 877 Bethel Rd., Columbus on March 12 at 6:30 pm.


Starfish Assignment is committed to helping people and to improving the relationship between the community and the police. We are apolitical. Our meetings are a reflection of these values.

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