Topic: Identity Theft
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.
Clarksville Police Department
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police have charged a man that has been using two different victims’ debit/credit cards at several locations around Clarksville.
One victim had their purse stolen, with multiple debit/credit cards inside, from an unlocked vehicle, on December 6th around 10:30am.
The other victim had lost or had their wallet stolen on December 5th.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Nashville, TN – The spirit of the holidays usually brings out the joy of giving for most people, but for scammers, the holidays are a time of taking. Better Business Bureau serving Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky is warning consumers to beware of the 12 most popular Christmas scams.
Online Shopping scams: Because many retailers now have chip card readers, fraud at bricks-and-mortar stores is down, so scammers have shifted their efforts online. Use a credit (not debit) card online and only shop on secure websites. Look for https in the address (the extra “s” is for “secure”) and for a lock symbol.
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI)
Nashville, TN – With a new school year getting underway this week for residents of the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is reminding consumers that education doesn’t stop in the classroom.
TDCI’s divisions are offering consumers tips and reminders to help ensure your back-to-school season is safe and scam-free.
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