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    Release Number: 17-374

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 16, 2017
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    Deputies Want To Identify Two Fraud Suspects

    Suspects returned a broken television for cash.
    • Saturday
    • July 22, 2017
    • Time: 6:42 PM
    • Target Store
    • 15240 North Dale Mabry Highway
    • Tampa, Florida

    Suspects:

     

    #1 – White male, 40's, 5'8”, 160 lbs, dark hair, beard, wearing a green short sleeve shirt, dark shoes and dark shoes.

     

    #2 – White male, 30's, 5'8”, 190 lbs., short blonde hair with receding hairline, glasses, maroon short sleeve shirt, dark shorts and dark shoes.

     

    Vehicle:

    SUV, dark in color

    Details:

    On July 22, 2017 at approximately 6:42 pm, at the Target Store located at 15240 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, suspect #1 entered the business and purchased a television for $1,300.00.  Later that day, at approximately 9:40 pm, suspect #2 entered the same business and returned a similar looking broken television with the same receipt.  The serial number sticker had been removed from the brand new television, placed on a defective and broken television, and the broken television returned for cash.  There are two other Sheriff's Office cases involving suspect #2 and similar fraudulent television returns.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.  You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.

     
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