KPD e-News Release: Couple Sought in Wal-Mart Shoplifting/Merchandise Return Scam

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Couple Sought in Wal-Mart Shoplifting/Merchandise Return Scam
DATE: January 16, 2015
CASE #: 14-021482
On November 16, 2014 at approximately 8:45 PM, two suspects, one a white male and the other a white female, shoplifted over $500 in merchandise from Wal-Mart, located at 3200 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. The couple left the scene in a vehicle believed to be a silver Ford Taurus sedan.

On the same date, at approximately 10:10 PM the same couple went to another Kingsport Wal-Mart location, located at 2500 West Stone Drive, and returned the stolen merchandise for credit placed on a Wal-Mart gift card.

Still on the same date, at approximately 11:30 PM, the same couple returned to the original Wal-Mart store and used the money on the gift card to purchase new merchandise.

Photographs of the suspects, taken from surveillance video, have been included in this release. A clip from the video surveillance footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube Channel via the link below.

Anyone who recognizes either of these two individuals is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or through Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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