Topic: Identity Theft
Nashville, TN – On Monday, May 18th, 2020, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Interdiction Plus (IP) Trooper Andrew Connors stopped a silver GMC Yukon XL on Interstate 24 at the 82-mile marker in Rutherford County, Tennessee for a traffic violation.
During the investigation, Trooper Connors became suspicious that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in criminal activity. IP Troopers Daniels and Campbell arrived to assist.
Trooper Connors obtained consent to search the vehicle. Troopers located 42 re-encoded credit cards, nine Bluetooth skimmer ribbons, one laptop, one USB skimmer ribbon attachment for a computer, multiple gas pump keys, gas pump security seals, five grams of cocaine, and other paraphernalia consistent with credit card fraud and identity theft.
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, December 5th, 2019, around 2:45pm, while Clarksville Police officers were investigating a vehicle burglary in which a woman’s wallet, jean jacket, and pink blanket were taken from an unlocked car, the victim received a notification that her credit card had just been used inside of the mall.
Officers Minetos and Mann immediately went to the store, explained the situation, and with management’s assistance were able to gather a good description and the direction where the suspect headed.
Clarksville Police identify Ashley Brashears as person who used Stolen Credit Card after Vehicle Burglary
Clarksville, TN – Thanks to the assistance from the public and media outlets, Clarksville Police Detective Kilby received numerous tips and was able to identify and charge a suspect in conjunction with the theft from a motor vehicle and the fraudulent use of the credit card.
The woman was identified as Ashley Brashears aka as Brooke Marino. She was located by patrol officers and booked into the Montgomery County Jail, yesterday, Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police have identified the woman who used a debit/credit on five separate occasions and different locations throughout the city thanks to the help of the public and media.
On September 3rd, 2019, around 10:30am, a woman reported to police that her debit/credit card had been used multiple times without her permission by an unknown person.
Clarksville, TN – A sharp eyed citizen recognized a man, from a Clarksville Police Department media release, that police were trying to identify for identity theft.
The citizen pointed out the suspect to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies that were refueling a vehicle at the BP gas station on Riverside Drive.
The deputies notified 911 and followed the suspect until CPD Detective Beaubien, who is working the case, arrived on scene to take over the investigation.
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says Credit Freeze Laws Provide Protection for Identity Theft Victims
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) wants to make consumers aware that Identity theft is on the rise in Tennessee, and it’s costing residents.
A recent report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shows a more than 20% increase of identity theft in the Volunteer State last year as 6,808 Tennesseans reported being a victim of identity theft.
Clarksville, TN – Within minutes after Clarksville Police requested assistance from the public and media to identify a suspect who used a credit card from a Burglary, police started receiving calls identifying Debra McGowan as the woman in the video.
After further investigation and confirmation, warrants were secured for Vehicle Burglary and Identity Theft for McGowan.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police say after James Michael Gouch’s photo and information was released through social and media outlets, he made the decision to contact the detective and arrange to turn himself in at the police precinct today, Wednesday, May 1st, 2019.
After interviewing Gouch additional charges were filed in association with fraudulent use of another credit card at local businesses.
Clarksville Police request public help in finding James Gouch who used Credit Card Stolen from a Burglary
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police say through the public’s assistance and solid police work, a man who used a stolen credit card from a vehicle burglary has been identified and has active warrants for: Vehicle Burglary, Three Counts Identity Theft and Fraudulent Use Of A Credit Card.
Police are trying to locate James Michael Gouch, age 26, height 5’4″, weight 145 lbs, with black hair, and brown eyes.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)
Clarksville, TN – On Friday January 4th, 2019, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Warrants and Sexual Offender Unit worked with the assistance of the Austin Peay State University Police Department to arrest subjects with outstanding warrants.
The Sheriff’s Office is committed to actively serving the criminal warrants issued in Montgomery County to ensure that offenders are held accountable for their actions.
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