KPD e-News Release: (UPDATE: SUSPECT IDENTIFIED) Female Makes Fraudulent ATM Withdrawal From Another Customer’ s Account After Transaction Left Open

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: (UPDATE: SUSPECT IDENTIFIED) Female Makes Fraudulent ATM Withdrawal From Another Customer’s Account After Transaction Left Open
DATE: May 1, 2015
CASE #: 15-006197
The suspect in this incident was identified shortly after this release. The Kingsport Police Department wishes to thank those citizens who assisted in her identification. Detectives are working with the financial institution to resolve the case.

As previously released:

On March 26, 2015 shortly before 10:00 PM, a customer was attempting to make a deposit at an Eastman Credit Union ATM, located at 2631 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. The customer was unsuccessful at making the deposit, but unfortunately he neglected to close out the transaction before driving away.

The next customer, a white female, pulled up to the ATM, and finding the previous customer’s account still open, fraudulently withdrew $200 from the other individual’s account.

A photo of the suspect is included in this release. Anyone who recognizes her 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:

While a rare occurrence, this incident should serve as a warning to future ATM users to always be sure and close out their account before leaving an ATM.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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