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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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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



    #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.



    SUV, dark in color


    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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