WADSWORTH: The Police Department has asked the Secret Service to help track the source of a string of fraudulent credit card uses of Wadsworth residents.
In his report to the Safety Committee on Monday, Wadsworth Police Chief Randy Reinke said there was a "tremendous increase" in the number of thefts for the month of March compared to March of 2012.
That report indicated that there were 64 incidences of theft in March compared to 30 in March of last year.
Reinke said that of the 64 incidents of theft more than 20 dealt with the fraudulent use of credit cards, some of which were in foreign countries.
Reinke noted the incidents are "still under investigation" and the details could not be released at this time.
The committee recommended legislation be drawn up to authorize Director of Public Safety Matt Hiscock to contract with a company for a workload analysis of the police department.
Hiscock explained it was time for a third party to look at this issue.
"The analysis will take into account the ideal staffing level of the department, scheduling, shift duration, administrative positions and other issues," Hiscock said.
He also informed committee members that a test for a full-time firefighter/paramedic position will be administered May 1.
Hiscock noted an oral interview will follow the written portion.