Blount County Fraud for Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 | Blount Records

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Alcoa

• Heidi E. Clark reported at 6:58 p.m. Oct. 26 that someone used her debit card information to make $431.60 in fraudulent purchases. The week the purchases were made, Clark said she had used her card on the Venmo cash app and for food trucks at the Alcoa Elementary School Fall Festival, and she said she was signed into her Google account when she paid college tuition. 

• Craig Franklin Carson reported at 12:25 p.m. Oct. 26 that someone working with him for River Divide Construction LLC made $2,125.30 worth of fraudulent purchases with the company card. 

Blount County

• John L. Cottrell reported at 12:03 p.m. Oct. 25 that someone called him pretending to be an employee of Publishers Clearing House. Cottrell said the person on the phone told him he had won the “13.5 million sweepstake,”…

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