Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Credit card thefts land man in jail on 4 Felony charges; Daily incident report

09-14-11 Credit card thefts land man in jail on 4 Felony charges; Daily incident report

   Arrested: Travis G. Hamel, 38, Nampa

   Charges: 2 counts of Grand Theft (F), 2 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Financial Transaction Card (F), Failure to Appear warrant charges (m)

    Boise Police Financial Crimes detectives, working with Meridian police and Idaho Probation and Parole agents, arrested Travis Hamel yesterday, September 13th at a residence in Meridian. The arrest comes after a detailed investigation into the theft and use of two credit cards, taken from different victims in the Boise area starting in July of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect was involved in using the stolen cards to make purchases at local merchants. After a detailed investigation the suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information