• At 12:41 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, a complainant called Knox County Sheriff’s Office Teleserve Unit to report a motor vehicle theft from a storage facility along Jim Jones Road. Complainant stated between 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, and noon, Wednesday, Sept. 21, a 1987 Nissan Kingcab was stolen from the parking lot. Complainant said the manager is aware of the situation and would attempt to locate video footage of the incident. Complainant said the vehicle does not lock and a code is not needed to enter or exit. Value of loss was listed at $5,000.
• At 12:31 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, a complainant called KCSO North Precinct to report fraud that occurred at Campbell Station Wine & Spirits, 707 N. Campbell Station Road. She advised on Sunday, Sept. 11, the suspects made three purchases of alcohol totaling $2,083.28. She advised they paid with a cellphone that was connected to a payment app. She stated the charges went through. Then, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, she received an e-mail saying the charges were chargebacks and the customer was disputing the charges.
“She advised she is unsure if the suspects used a stolen credit/debit card or if the suspects are disputing the charges themselves,” the report stated. She is filing the report due to the business/victim being out $2,083.28 of alcoholic beverages. She stated the employee working that day was able to get a license plate number for the vehicle, but nothing eles. She stated the suspects have done this to several other liquor stores including Northshore Wine & Spirits.
• At 2:33, Thursday, Sept. 22, a complainant called KCSO to report an identity theft at a Southwick Circle address. Complainant advised she received a letter advising she purchased two iPhones and opened two phone lines with AT&T. She advised she did not do this. She then received a letter about purchasing a vehicle in Greenville, North Carolina. She advised she did not purchase a vehicle. She then found several hard inquiries on her credit report. She is unsure how her information was obtained.
• At 12:37 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, a victim called KCSO East Precinct to report an identity theft a at Southwick Circle residence. According to the victim, around 9 a.m., Sept. 19, she saw two e-mails from Bank of America, which came in at 7:56 a.m. and 7:59 a.m. Victim said the e-mails were verifying her application for a checking account and a loan.
According to the victim, the employee at Bank of America advised her the application was under the name of a male applicant, but this person had used her Social Security number, date of birth, home address and e-mail address on the application. Victim said she was told no money had been deposited into the checking account, so they were able to close it.
She said they told her the loan was still in process and she would have to talk to a different department regarding the situation.