The holiday shopping season often brings out more identity thieves and con men, but we found only a small number of those financial crimes get solved.
We also noticed that unit only has a few people, four detectives and a sergeant to handle all of those cases. And the investigations can be complex. The unit recently cracked an international scam targeting a former nun on the west side.
The Cleveland Police union would like more investigators assigned, but at the same time, the murder rate is soaring.
We've also seen a spike in financial crimes in some suburbs--especially those with busy retail areas.