KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Searching for Suspect in Debit Card Fraud Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Searching for Suspect in Debit Card Fraud Investigation
DATE: November 9, 2015
CASE #: 15-016671 (Minute Market)

15-016672 (Wal-Mart)

15-016673 (Kroger)

15-016674 (Green Acres Package Store)

15-016675 (Family Dollar)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 31, 2015 an unknown individual used a stolen debit card to conduct a series of fraudulent purchases throughout the City Kingsport. The card was initially stolen out of the victim’s purse the previous day without her immediate knowledge.

Purchases were made at the Minute Market (1108 East Center Street), Wal-Mart (3200 Fort Henry Drive), Kroger (1664 East Stone Drive), Green Acres Package Store (1229 North Eastman Road), and Family Dollar (2837 North Eastman Road). The total amount of fraudulent purchases exceeds $700.00.

A black male suspect was captured on surveillance video during the Wal-Mart transaction, with a photo of that individual included in this release. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to contact K.P.D. Detectives in the 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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