Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, February 13, 2009

02-13-09 Embezzlement and Burglary (unrelated) Top Overnight Arrests

02-13-09 Embezzlement and Burglary (unrelated) Top Overnight Arrests

    Boise February 13th 2009 - Embezzlement and Burglary (unrelated)Top Overnight Arrests

    Boise Police have arrested an employee from embezzling more than $8,000 from the bookkeeping company he worked for.

Arrested: Andrew J. Duncan 29, Boise

Charges: Grand Theft (F)

    In late January, a local bookkeeping company reported funds missing during several financial transactions over the previous three month period. Investigation revealed that a Boise man working for the company would edit paperwork to redirect part of the funds to his own bank account. The suspect made 12 confirmed transactions totaling more than $8,000.00

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Arrested: Braden Thomas Barnes, 24, Boise

Charges: Burglary (F)

   On December 14th, 2008, a  home owner in the neighborhood of Myrtle & 9th near downtown Boise, reported a burglary at her residence during which a laptop computer, video games, a camera and other personal items had been stolen. The next day several of the items where recovered from a local pawn shop. After investigating, officers have arrested a suspect, Barnes. At this time, have not linked Barnes to any other crimes but officers continue to investigate.