Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Update: Citizen call to Crime Stoppers following photo leads to arrest in Grand Theft case

   "Crime Stoppers can be a powerful tool for the police department and citizens when we work together to stop crime in our community" Says Boise Financial Crimes Detective Sergeant Brain Lee. "We are lucky that we have citizens who are willing to stand up and do the right thing in our communities." 

   Boise Police Detectives want to thank citizens for calling Crime Stoppers after multiple citizen tips identified a suspect in an ongoing Grand Theft case. Detectives received several tips in the days following the initial release of the surveillance photo below, more than one of those tips lead detectives to a suspect. Detectives, following up on those citizen calls identified Debbie Kinchen and conducted a detailed investigation into the fraudulent use of a credit card at several local stores. Through the course of the investigation, detectives obtained evidence that indicates the suspect used the credit card to obtain more than $1,000.00 in goods from merchants in the Boise area. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office resulting in the felony warrant. 

   Warrant Arrested: Debbie A. Kinchen, 54, Boise

   Warrant Charges: Grand Theft (F), Fraudulent Use of a Financial Transaction Card (F)

   Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information about crime in our community is urged to contact Boise Police through Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

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Boise, May 9th, 2013

   Boise Police Financial Crimes detectives are hoping this photo will help them identify a suspect in a case of a stolen credit card. The photograph was taken from a security camera at a local store. Detectives believe the suspect seen entering the store had stolen the credit card during a vehicle burglary that took place in a Boise neighborhood on March 31st of this year. Evidence indicates the suspect has used the credit card at multiple stores on the same day. Detectives are hoping that someone will recognize the adult female woman in these photos and help identify her.

   Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information on the crime or who the suspects may be is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information