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MCPD seeks public’s help to identify debit card theft suspect

December 18th, 2013 11:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

MCPD seeks public’s help to identify debit card theft suspect

Image from Walmart surveillance video.

MOUNT CARMEL — Police are hoping someone will recognize a photo taken from store video surveillance of a woman who has been running up a large tab on a debit card belonging to an 80-year-old Mount Carmel man.

The victim, whose name is being withheld to protect his privacy, told Mount Carmel police he lost his Visa debit card around Nov. 22-23, which was also the last time he used it.

“Whoever found this card, or stole this card, has been using it in Mount Carmel, Church Hill and the western part of Kingsport,” MCPD Lt. Kevin Ewing said. “She’s ran up almost $1,000 worth of charges on it, but there’s been no activity on it during the past couple weeks, so she may have already ditched it. But we’ve got surveillance video from Walmart and just can’t get an ID on her.” 

There were four charges on the card after it was lost including $210 at Walmart in Kingsport and $184 at Family Dollar in Church Hill on Nov. 24; and $278 at J&J Discount Grocery in Mount Carmel and $208 at the Dollar Tree in Church Hill on Nov. 25 — for a total of $880.

The store surveillance photo is from the suspect’s Walmart visit.

Ewing said the suspect is also driving a mid-1990s model silver Lincoln Town Car with Tennessee tags.

Anyone with information about the woman in the surveillance photo is asked to call the MCPD at 357-8125 or 357-4141.

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