Kennewick police search for man accused of making fraudulent purchases

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Have you seen this man? Kennewick police officers have turned to their community seeking assistance in identifying the male suspect who is accused of making fraudulent transactions at local businesses.

According to a social media alert from the Kennewick Police Department on June 24, 2022, the suspect has visited several locations in the area and bought items using a false identity.

Security camera footage from what appears to be a fast-food restaurant in the Tri-Cities shows an adult, white male suspect with short, dark hair and a dark beard. He wore a black T-shirt, tan pants or shorts and a watch or bracelet on his left arm, which is identifiable by a tattoo spanning the inner forearm.

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Under Washington state law, financial fraud is classified as a Class C felony—though it may not be pursued as such if the purchases are within a small limit. Still, this crime is severely impactful for the person who is being defrauded and Kennewick police investigators aim to bring justice to the victim.

Anyone with information to contribute is urged to contact the Kennewick Police Department via its non-emergency dispatch line at (509) 628-0333 or submit an anonymous tip online by visiting kpdtips.com.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are publically revealed.

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