• Complainant advised Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Jan 25 he received a phone call from Kohls regarding overdue payments on his card. He stated he did not make the charges and found his account had been accessed with his card and saw a shipping address for the items to 15364 Beach Blvd., Westminster, Calif. Charge statements from Kohls were attached to report.
• Between 6:48 and 8:28 p.m., Jan. 25, complainant at Best Buy, 11491 Parkside Drive, advised the suspect took Beats By Dre Headphones valued at $199 and an electronic security system valued at $500 and left the store without paying for it. Complainant advised the suspect broke part of their electronic security system as she was leaving. Complainant was advised to contact Teleserve if more information arises.
• Victim stated between 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Jan. 24, person(s) unknown stole the license plate, valued at $60, off his vehicle. The victim feels this may have occurred while his vehicle was parked at his place of employment along Kingston Pike. Victim called back and said he got a replacement plate and stopped at an auto parts store to get it put on his vehicle. He stated the employee at the auto parts store told him he could tell the plate had not just fallen off.
• On Jan. 18 at approximately 5:16 p.m., a Sheriff’s officer was at Costco, 10745 Kingston Pike, when witness and the officer observed the suspects take merchandise (printer ink) and exit the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. Suspects put the merchandise in suspect’s purse and down suspect’s pants. Merchandise was recovered. The merchandise total was $688.20, which is a class A misdemeanor. Suspects were arrested. One suspect was served only on outstanding warrants for theft and computer offenses. Hold for Blount County.
• Victim advised Jan. 17 she was looking at her online bank account and noticed a $975 deposit was made Dec. 5. She called the bank and found out a loan had been taken out in her name and deposited into her account. Victim advised within two weeks of loan $300 withdrawals had been made. She closed her bank account immediately. She is unsure how her information was stolen. She also does not know who stole her information.
• On Jan. 15 at approximately 7:22 p.m., Knox County Sheriff’s Officers responded to Kohls, 11530 Kingston Pike, for a theft by fraud. Complainant/victim reported the suspect put random merchandise in a cart then attempted to use an Illinois identification to access a Kohls account to pay for the merchandise. The identification didn’t match the suspect so he was denied. Suspect then met up with another suspect and they walked to one of the suspect’s vehicles, a white 2016 Dodge Journey with Tennessee license plate. The suspects were stopped in the parking lot. Both suspects produced New York identifications. An officer asked one suspect about the identification he used in the store. Suspect stated it was a friend’s identification. Suspect admitted to using the identification and account to get merchandise fraudulently. Suspect stated he threw the identification away but didn’t know where. Officers attempted to locate the identification, which met with negative results. Merchandise total was $1,087.94, which is a class E felony. Merchandise was recovered. Suspect’s vehicle was inventoried and towed.
.• Complainant advised KCSO an unknown suspect had taken his vehicle, a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado valued at $20,000, from a Campbell Lakes Drive location without permission sometime between 9 p.m., Jan 13 and 12:30 a.m., Jan. 14. Complainant advised the vehicle was locked but the unknown suspect could have easily gained access from the manually locked doors.