KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Searching for Female Suspect in Theft and Fraudulent Use of Company Credit Card

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Searching for Female Suspect in Theft and Fraudulent Use of Company Credit Card
DATE: October 20, 2016
CASE #: 16-020488 (Theft of Credit Card)

16-020513 (Fraudulent Use of CC at Sonic)

16-020515 (Fraudulent Use of CC at Quality Plus)

On September 2, 2016, an employee of Eastman Chemical Company discovered that two different company credit cards had been stolen from her desk drawer. She realized that the cards were missing after finding fraudulent transactions listed on a monthly credit card statement.

On August 29, 2016, one of the cards was used to conduct fraudulent transactions at two different Kingsport businesses to include a purchase of $1.30 at Sonic, located at 3845 Fort Henry Drive, and a purchase of $38.16 at Quality Plus Gas, located at 841 East Stone Drive. A third fraudulent transaction was conducted at a Roadrunner Market in Gray, TN with a parallel investigation ongoing by law enforcement of that jurisdiction.

A white female suspect was captured on surveillance video during one of the transactions with a photograph taken from that footage 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:


Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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