January 6, 2014

Unknown suspect sought in debit card fraud

Submitted by the Dalton Police Department

— The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect who used a stolen debit card to buy more than $90 worth of merchandise at the Walnut Avenue Kroger. The card, which belonged to a victim in Smyrna, was also used for additional fraudulent charges in Tennessee.

The incident happened on Dec. 8 and was reported to authorities two days later. The victim reported that his card number was used at the Walnut Avenue grocery store at 12:07 p.m. Investigators retrieved surveillance photos of the transaction and saw a heavyset white or Hispanic male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and driving-hat style cap. The suspect was driving a light-colored Ford F-150. He charged $92.04 on the card.

Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to please contact Detective Matthew Lowery at (706) 278-9085, ext. 133.