KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Attempting to Identify Debit Card Fraud Suspect

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
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)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
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:

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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