• At 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 6, a complainant called Knox County Sheriff’s Office East Precinct to report a fraud/swindle, which occurred at Staybridge Suites, 11319 Campbell Lakes Drive. Complainant said around 2 a.m., Jan. 6, an unknown female called the hotel and identified herself to staff as the general manager.
“She said her employees told her the woman said a guest had left $3,000 at their hotel and she needed them to send money to a Cashapp for the guest to purchase an airline ticket,” the report stated. Complainant said there was $184 in the hotel’s cash drawer.
“She said her employees told her the female told them to take the cash to a place that could scan or deposit the money on a Cashapp to send to the guest’s Cashapp,” the report stated. Complainant said the female asked the employees to use some of their personal money to have enough for the ticket and she would pay them back this morning when she got to work.
According to employees they were given a name and a Cashapp user name of $kobebeanson as where the money needed to be sent. She said a certain person told her he had a Cashapp and sent $150 from his Cashapp to the Cashapp of that certain person.
According to complainant, another man sent $100 to that certain person. Complainant said the employees told her they ended up at TA Truck Stop along Watt Road, which had the capability to scan or deposit the $184 onto a Cashapp so he could forward that certain person’s Cashapp.
Complainant told the employees she did not call them this morning. She said they told her woman’s voice sounded like hers so they thought is was her and followed the woman’s instructions. Total loss: $434 in cash.
• At 2:18 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, a complainant called KCSO North Precinct to report a lost license plate that occurred at a Cassidy Lane address He advised the license plate was lost in the mail for his 2008 Nissan CEO. He was required to file a report in order to receive a new license plate. Total loss listed at $65
• On Tuesday, Jan. 3, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report fraud/false pretense/swindle at a Kingston Pike business. Complainant advised the store was contacted by an unknown suspect claiming to be with its corporate office.
They were advised to get the listed gift cards from the store, approve the transaction and read the card number and pin to the suspect. “She advised as they thought this was protocol coming from corporate the information was given and the money ($2,000) was taken off of the cards,” the report stated.
“She advised she is not the one that took the call but was advised she needed to have a report made by corporate as she is the store manager for this location.”
• At 10:16 a.m., Jan. 3, a complainant called KCSO North Precinct to report a theft occurring in the parking lot of Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites, 11763 Snyder Road.
“He advised an unknown suspect took one of his suitcases from the bed of the truck,” a 2022 Ford F-150 pick-up, he said. “He advised he found one of his suitcases in the parking lot beside the bed of his truck. He stated later in the day he noticed one of the suitcases was missing along with the listed contents.
No entry was made into the cab of the truck. The truck was a rental and all known information is listed.” Total value of loss was $835.
• At 11:19 a.m., Monday, Jan. 2, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report a burglary to her 2021 Acura RDX at a Campbell Lakes Drive address. Complainant advised an unknown suspect entered the vehicle and took various items without permission. Total loss was $550, including a $300 Hobo purse and a $200 Hobo wallet.