KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Searching for Trio Suspected of Stealing Debit Card and Making Nine Fraudulent Transactions

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Searching for Trio Suspected of Stealing Debit Card and Making Nine Fraudulent Transactions
DATE: April 7, 2016
CASE #: 16-003263 (Theft of Debit Card)

16-003264 through 16-003269 (Debit Card Fraud)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On or about February 1, 2016, a woman’s debit card was stolen without her immediate knowledge from her residence, located on Lynnbrook Lane in Kingsport. In the days that followed, the stolen card was fraudulently used for nine separate transactions including the following:

1) February 1, 2016 – B&B Package Store – Purchase of $42.69

2) February 2, 2016 – Eastman Credit Union ATM – 3 withdrawals totaling $180.00

3) February 3, 2016 – Eastman Credit Union ATM – 3 withdrawals totaling $360.00

4) February 3, 2016 – Minute Market – Purchase of $8.73

5) February 4, 2016 – Eastman Credit Union ATM – Transfer of $38.41

The victim learned later that month that her card had been stolen after discovered the fraudulent transactions while reviewing her bank statement.

A review of Eastman Credit Union ATM surveillance video revealed footage of three different individuals using the victim’s card. Two of the suspects are white females, while the third appears to be a white male. Photos of these individuals have been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes any or all of these suspects 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit