KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Searching for Two Suspects in Fraudulent Cell Phone Account Scam

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Searching for Two Suspects in Fraudulent Cell Phone Account Scam
DATE: January 21, 2015
CASE #: 14-023175
On December 3, 2014 at approximately 10:30 AM two suspects opened a cellular telephone account at the AT&T Store, located at 1817 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. The account was opened by fraudulently using the identity of an individual who lives out of state. It is unknown how the suspects obtained the victim’s personal information.

The suspects used the fraudulent account to purchase three iPhone 6 smart phones which were then billed to the victim’s account. The victim only became aware of this incident when he received the bill in the mail.

The suspects were captured on surveillance video during the transaction, and photos taken from that footage are included in this release. The actual video footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube Channel via the link below.

Anyone who recognizes either of these individuals is asked to contact detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call 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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