KPD e-News Release: Suspect Sought in Theft of Credit Card from Pastor’s Wallet

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Suspect Sought in Theft of Credit Card from Pastor’s Wallet
DATE: December 13, 2021
CASE #: 21-023884
On November 19, 2021 at approximately 11:00 AM, an unidentified white male suspect entered a local Methodist Church, went to the pastor’s office, stole a credit card out of his wallet, and then returned the wallet to where he found it.

Shortly after this initial theft, the stolen credit card was used to make a fraudulent purchase of over $400 at an area Home Depot store.

The theft of the credit card was captured on church surveillance cameras. Photos of the suspect, taken from that footage have been included in this release. A clip of the actual video footage has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

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) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)


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