|Kingsport Police Department
David Quillin, Chief of Police
200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660
|SUBJECT:||Kingsport Detectives Attempting to Identify Debit Card Fraud Suspect|
|DATE:||September 21, 2018|
|CASE #:||18-025326 (Stolen Debit Card)
18-025328 (Fraud at Kroger)
18-025329 (Fraud at Murphy’s Express)
|On September 4, 2018 a Sullivan County resident responded to the Kingsport Justice Center to report that her debit card was being utilized to make fraudulent transactions. She recalled last using her card 4 days earlier on August 31st at the Subway restaurant inside Holston Valley Medical Center, so it was stolen either on or sometime after that date.
Her stolen debit card was later utilized to make two fraudulent charges. One of these occurred at Kroger, located at 1664 East Stone Drive, while the other occurred at Murphy’s Express, located at 3100 Fort Henry Drive. A third fraudulent charge was attempted at a local Walmart; however, that transaction was declined.
K.P.D. Detectives were able to obtain surveillance video footage of a suspect during the transaction at Murphy’s Express. He appears to be a middle-aged white male adult with a receding hair line and a beard. Photographs taken from that footage have been included in this release.
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:
|Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer
Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit
423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)