KPD e-News Release: Detectives Seek Suspect in Fraudulent Merchandise Return Scam

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Detectives Seek Suspect in Fraudulent Merchandise Return Scam
DATE: March 26, 2019
CASE #: 18-033955
On two separate occasions, December 20 and 22, 2018, a woman used an altered receipt to fraudulently “return” merchandise (which she had never actually purchased) for a cash refund at ALDI, located at 2617 East Stone Drive in Kingsport.

One of the incidents was captured on store surveillance video, and a photo of the suspect, taken from that footage, has been included with this release. A clip of the actual footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

Anyone who recognizes her is asked to contact Detectives in the Kingsport Police Department 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)


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