Archbold, OH

Phone Harassment, Attempted Scam

Three incidents of harassment via telecommunications devices were reported to Archbold police.

Officials at Sanoh America reported on Friday, April 19, that the company had been receiving harassing phone calls from overseas, possibly from India.

The calls started Wednesday, April 17. The caller, whose English is poor, asks to speak to an employee, and gets upset when told he can’t. He threatens to “blow up” Sanoh’s phone lines.

Company officials believe the same caller was able to get several thousand dollars from an employee about two years ago.

Officials plan to hang up on the caller.


Randy E. Ruffer, 62, rural Archbold, told police on Saturday, April 20 that his mother, Josephine Short, 86, Archbold, had nearly been the victim of a telephone scam.

Ruffer said Short received several calls from a suspect who claimed to have money for her. Officers were able to contact the suspect, and determined the case was a scam. The person was told to have no further contact with Short.


Melissa A. Grime, 37, Archbold, told officers on Thursday, April 25, she had been receiving unwanted calls from an ex-boyfriend.

Officers contacted the former boyfriend and told him the calls need to stop. The person said he would comply.

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