• At 11:17 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, a complainant at Zaxby’s, 11636 Parkside Drive, called Knox County Sheriff’s Office West Precinct to file a report on an employee/suspect taking money from the business/victim. He advised the suspect had been changing the deposit slips and not depositing the full amount. He advised $3,894 had been taken. Complainant also advised suspect was confronted, and she advised she doesn’t remember taking the money, but said she would pay it back. She made one payment for $150.
• At 3:43 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, a victim called KCSO North Precinct to report fraud, which occurred at a Federal Boulevard address. According to the victim, she has an app on her phone, which she thought was the legitimate app for Apple. She said at around 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, she called what she thought was Apple Customer Service. The victim advised she first spoke with a male who identified himself. According to the victim, his voice “sounded like a white male” as she didn’t detect any foreign accent. Victim said she was then connected with a female who identified herself. As with the first suspect, victim said the female’s voice “appeared to be a white female” as she didn’t detect any foreign accent.
According to the victim, she was instructed to buy two $50 ebay gift cards in order for them to assist her. She said she went to Ingles and purchased the two gift cards. The victim stated she gave the female suspect the numbers off the back of both cards. According to the victim, the female suspect told her one of the card numbers would not go through and she needed to go somewhere else and purchase three $200 ebay gift cards. Victim advised she then went to Walgreens and purchased the cards requested and gave the numbers on the back of the cards. She stated the female suspect told her to leave her phone in her vehicle and not to call anyone else. According to the victim, the female suspect again told her this would not be enought money and instructed her to go to get five ebay cards worth $200. The victim said she then wen to the Farragut Kroger where she said she always shops. Victim said when she requested to buy the cards, the manager, who knew her, came and told her she wouldn’t sell her the cards because she felt the victim was being scammed. Victim advised she went back to her car and told the suspects the store would not sell her the cards. She said the suspects tried to get her to go back in and buy $200 one card at a time. According to the victim, she told them she was not going back in and would not buy anymore cards. Total value of loss was listed at $700.
• At 1:28 p.m., Dec. 18, a victim called KCSO North Precinct to report a theft at Tennova Healthcare Turkey Creek Medical Center, 10280 Parkside Drive. According to the victim, sometime between 6:40 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., Dec. 17, person(s) unknown stole her BB&T Visa debit card out of her wallet. She said her purse was sitting in the window sill of their breakroom. Victim advised the breakroom has a coded lock on the door where only employees can enter. Victim said she didn’t realize the card was gone until the morning of Dec. 18, when she opened her wallet. Victim advised she later noticed on her cell phone she had gotten an alert the previous day from her bank at 2:20 p.m. concerning a charge at Kroger in Farragut for $1,011.90. Victim said there are cameras in the breakroom and security officials are supposed to check the video to try and determine who took the card out of her wallet.
• At 4:04 p.m., Dec. 17, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report vandalism of a 2007 Honda Civic at a Kingston Pike address. Complainant said while at work someone busted the driver side window of his vehicle between 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., Dec. 17. Complainant advised there appeared to be nothing taken from the vehicle. Value of damage was listed at $750.