Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Additional Charges for Repeat Shoplifters

    Boise, March 14, 2012 - Boise Police say the more than uncover about two accused shoplifters, the more stolen itemsRepeatShoplifters1.jpg they're finding. Investigators with the Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit obtained a search warrant Tuesday for a storage unit used by the suspects. Officers found what's estimated to be thousands of dollars in additional stolen merchandise, from high-end bedding and perfumes to costly kitchen appliances and women and children's clothing as seen in the attached photos.

    Officers say the investigation continues and additional charges against both suspect are expected.

    Suspect: Jennifer R. Morgan, 27, Emmett

    Charges:Burglary, 2 counts (F), Grand Theft (F)

    Suspect: Renee D. Cable, 47, Emmett

   Charges:Burglary, 2 counts (F), Grand Theft (F), Burglary Warrant, Canyon CountyrepeatShoplifters2.jpg

    The suspects have been in the Ada County jail since their arrest February 7th. Current charges reflect the stolen items the pair was discovered with at the time of their arrest, An additional burglary charge from a previous shoplifting case at another Boise retailer that occurred in January, and a warrant for one of the suspects, Cable, on a related charge out of Canyon County.

    Background:  Boise Police arrested Jennifer Morgan and Renee Cable Feb. 7, 2012 in a store parking lot on Milwaukee St. At that time, officers found them in possession of more than $1,700 in stolen items including including sheets and high end perfumes taken from three local retail stores ( BPD news release 2/8/12).  

    Officers had been investigating the pair since December, 2011 in connection with several other retail theftRepeatShoplifters3.jpg cases. Again, the investigation continues and additional charges are possible.

     The Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit has developed a positive, pro-active working relationship with loss prevention agents from many local retail stores, large and small, local and national chains. The goal of the BPD Organized Retail Crime Unit is to work with retailers to reduce theft and fraud, crimes that can impact consumer prices.