Detectives Investigate Another Credit Card Fraud Spree in Murfreesboro and Smyrna

Jan 04, 2024 at 12:28 pm by WGNS News

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Murfreesboro, TN — Local detectives are actively probing another credit card fraud case that unfolded recently, leaving a trail of unauthorized transactions in its wake. An unknown individual exploited a stolen credit card, amassing hundreds of dollars in charges across Murfreesboro and Smyrna, including sizable purchases at a liquor store and several other businesses.


The detectives leading the investigation are keen to gather more intricate details and have identified a person of interest through surveillance footage. The captured individual is believed to have information crucial to the ongoing investigation. Although police have not called the subject a suspect, authorities are urging anyone who recognizes this person to come forward with relevant details that may assist in solving the case.

MPD Detective Ray Daniel, the lead investigator on the case, has set up a dedicated hotline for information related to the credit card fraud incident. If you have any information about the person in the surveillance video or details regarding the fraudulent transactions, please contact Detective Ray Daniel at 629-201-5512.

The unauthorized use of the stolen credit card has raised concerns within the community, and law enforcement is working diligently to apprehend the individual responsible for the fraudulent activities. Detectives stress the importance of community cooperation in bringing a speedy resolution to this case, emphasizing that every piece of information, no matter how small, could prove crucial in their efforts.

In addition to the liquor store, the unauthorized transactions spanned several businesses, amplifying the impact on the victim of the credit card theft. The detectives are urging business owners and residents in Murfreesboro and Smyrna to remain vigilant, checking for any suspicious activities or transactions and reporting them promptly to the local authorities.

MORE: As the investigation unfolds, the community's assistance becomes paramount in ensuring that justice is served and that those responsible for this credit card fraud spree are held accountable. Authorities encourage residents to share any relevant information with Detective Ray Daniel to aid in the swift resolution of this case and prevent further financial harm to the victim.

Suspect Vs. Person of Interest: While “persons of interest” carries no true legal meaning, the term does refer to someone who police are interested in and that person can be named a suspect at any point throughout an investigation. As for the term “suspect,” it is a person who is thought to be the perpetrator of a crime or an offense. However, a suspect is a person who has not yet been found guilty of a crime. On the other hand, a person of interest is someone who likely has a connection to a crime. Police often look for a person of interest when they have not yet developed a suspect.

Another Case: Murfreesboro Police are investigating a similar case tied to a theft from a vehicle that was parked at the Stones River National Battlefield. In that case, an unknown subject used a credit card that was lifted from the parked car at Walmart on Old Fort Parkway. Read more about that story HERE.

DISCLAIMER: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The arrest records or information about an arrest that are published or reported on NewsRadio WGNS and are not an indication of guilt or evidence that an actual crime has been committed.



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