KPD e-News Release: Suspect Sought in Cloned 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: Suspect Sought in Cloned Credit Card Fraud Investigation
DATE: February 6, 2020
CASE #: 20-001098 (Valero)

20-001099 (Tri-Cities Tobacco Wholesale)

20-001100 (Dollar General)

20-001101 (Dairy Queen)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 13, 2020 an individual reported to the Kingsport Police Department that his credit card account had been compromised. The victim’s card had been used to make multiple in-person purchases at several local businesses. His original card was still in his possession, so it is believed that his card had somehow been cloned.

Three charges had been placed at the Valero gas station and convenience store, located at 817 Lynn Garden Drive, one charge was placed at Tri-Cities Tobacco Wholesale, located at 700 West Sullivan Street, one charge was placed at Dollar General, located at 704 Lynn Garden Drive, and one charge was placed at Dairy Queen, located at 819 Lynn Garden Drive.

What appears to be a white male adult suspect was captured on store surveillance video during at least two of these transactions. A photo taken from some of that footage has been included in this release. A short clip of some of that footage has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/Jn2wX9miQis

Anyone who recognizes this suspect 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 these or any other cases 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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