• At 2:04 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office unit responded to a Kingston Pike business address on report of a shoplifter. Loss Prevention officer said he witnessed the suspect conceal two necklaces with a value listed at $44 in attempt to steal items. Suspect was arrested, issued a misdemeanor citation and given a court date of Tuesday, Jan. 7.
• At 9:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, two officers with KCSO responded to a disturbance at Chili’s, 11454 Parkside Drive. Victim/complainant advised officers she had been having dinner at Wild Wing Café with the suspect when he became verbally aggressive. They left the restaurant in his black Hyundai Genesis. Complainant advised suspect began driving erratically and grabbed her arm jerking her toward him. Victim finally exited vehicle at Chili’s and contacted KCSO.
• At 9:47 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, a Wells Fargo Drive complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report fraud. Complainant advised he received phone calls around 5 p.m., Dec. 21, saying suspicious activity had taken place on his credit card. Complainant advised the card had been charged $710 at various stores where he did not make purchases.
• At 9:52 a.m., Dec. 21, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report a vehicular burglary at a Campbell Lakes Drive address. Complainant advised his 2010 Chevrolet Impala was left unlocked overnight. Stolen was a U.S. Army duffel bag and its contents, with a value listed at $200.
• At 1:17 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, a Kingston Pike victim called KCSO North Precinct to report a theft. Victim said between Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 12, the suspect stole the numbers and security code off of his Capital One Visa card and his Discover card.
Victim said the suspect, who is a co-worker at his place of employment, was telling him she had a special-needs child and didn’t have the money to pay her water bill and another bill. Victim said he told her he would let her put the two bills on his credit card and she could pay him back when she got paid. According to the victim, they were very busy at work Dec. 3, and she asked him if she could have his card to call in the two bills.
Victim said he gave her his Discover card and she put one of her bills on it. Victim said she told him Hallsdale Powell Utility would not take the Discover card, so he gave her his Capital One Visa card for her water bill payment.
Victim said on Dec. 13 he got an alert from Capital One in reference to an attempted charge of $753.03. Victim advised he had set up his account to send an alert if any charge of more than $500 was made. Victim said he contacted Capital One and was told this charge came from a Rent-a-Center location along Asheville Highway in Knoxville. He then advised he spoke with the Rent-a-Center manager attempting to get the name of the person attempting to make the fraudulent purchase. Manager gave the victim the name.
Victim advised the suspect either made a copy of his credit cards or took a photo of the cards. About two hours after Capital One declined the charge, according to the victim, the suspect tried the Discover card number and the purchase went through. Victim said he did not have an alert on his Discover account.