Surveillance video comes from Simply Mac, the computer store in Hamilton Place Mall. When watching, pay particular attention to the person wearing tan boots and a baseball cap, moving around the tables. Police were able to zero-in on this suspect because the victim in this case kept good records and checked their credit card account, often. They noticed $5,000 worth of equipment had been purchased with their card, and the victim does not even live here.
"The victim in this case was diligent with her bookkeeping," said Chattanooga Police Officer Mark Frazer. "This happened on March 28th, she reported on March 29th. So, she was checking her credit card statements to make sure it was not any abnormal spending or abnormal chargers and she caught it, quickly."
Speed is key in these kinds of cases. The number could have been skimmed at an ATM, a gas pump, by a server with ill-intentions; whatever the case, it reminds us all to keep up with our accounts.
The suspect is seen leaving the store, bag in hand, in the video. If you know who the person is, there is up to $1,000 on the table. If you like the idea of honest money and can lead police in the right direction, call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
If you get voicemail, leave a way for Off. Frazer to get back with you. He will have questions, but he will never ask who you are.