KPD e-News Release: Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect in Stolen Purse/Credit Card Fraud Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Detectives Attempting to Identify Suspect in Stolen Purse/Credit Card Fraud Investigation
DATE: January 9, 2018
CASE #: 17-035370 (Stolen Purse)

17-035371 (Credit Card Fraud)

17-035372 (Credit Card Fraud)

17-035373 (Credit Card Fraud)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 6, 2017 a woman’s Michael Kors purse ($500 value) was stolen from her office in the 200 block of Broad Street in Kingsport. Among the items inside the purse was her wallet which contained several credit cards. Shortly thereafter, one of those cards was used to make and/or attempt to make multiple fraudulent purchases. These transactions included:

1) $930.73 at Target (successful/completed)

2) $4.93 at Walmart Redbox (successful/completed)

3) $11.00 at Walmart Murphy’s (successful/completed)

4) $1,046.79 at Walmart (attempted/declined)

5) $612.07 at Walmart (attempted/declined)

6) $113.32 at Walmart Murphy’s (attempted/declined)

7) $22.66 at Walmart Murphy’s (attempted/declined)

8) Unspecified amount at Amazon.com (successful/completed)

A white male adult suspect was recorded on surveillance video while fraudulently using the card at a Redbox kiosk inside Walmart, located at 2500 West Stone Drive. A photo taken from that footage has been included in this release. A clip of the actual video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel accessible via the following link:

https://youtu.be/wKbv6xODyhg

Anyone who recognizes him 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

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