Multi-State/Multi-Agency Investigation-

Detectives from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit have been working with several agencies in a multi-state investigation that peaked with the White Pine Police Departments traffic stop of three suspects on I-81 the morning of February 6, 2019.

Based on information acquired from various agencies, Property Crimes Detectives were able to obtain and execute a Search Warrant on an Apartment in North Knoxville.

In the Apartment Detectives were able to recover 8 gas pump skimmers, several laptops, a magnetic credit card reader/writer, tablets, electronic storage devices, several re-coded credit cards and $17,680.00 in US Currency. The investigation is ongoing.

A special thank you to the following Law Enforcement Agencies, Bristol VA, White Pine Police Department, Washington County VA., Scott County VA., Greene County, TN., Bristol TN., Baileyton, TN., and our KCSO Property Crimes Detectives.

Detectives want to remind the public to use extreme caution when using a credit card or debit card. As a precaution you can pay inside for your fuel. If you feel there is something suspicious report it to the retailer and contact your local authorities.