CLEVELAND - State authorities joined the Cleveland Division of Police Monday to seek the public’s help in locating Zienup Sbeih-Maddox, 23, of Cleveland, who is wanted for multiple counts of grand theft and telecommunications fraud.
In the spring of 2017, victims began contacting the Cleveland Division of Police Financial Crimes Unit reporting that they had been scammed by the same woman. Sbeih-Maddox is accused of creating a Facebook page which she allegedly used to entice potential buyers with discounted baby and toddler items. According to investigators, Sbeih-Maddox mainly targeted new mothers and investigators believe she has scammed over 150 victims with a total loss of approximately $200,000.
Felony warrants for grand theft and telecommunications fraud have been issued for Zienup Sbeih-Maddox.
Zienup Sbeih-Maddox - photo courtesy Ohio Attorney General's office
Agents with the Ohio Attorney General's Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) are assisting in the ongoing investigation. Both agencies continue to investigate cases of interstate fraudulent activity as they are filed, and victims have been located as far away as Hawaii.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Zienup Sbeih-Maddox is asked to contact Cleveland Police at 216-621-1234. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637). Those with information can also call the BCI tip line at 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446).