Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Suspects arrested for using fraudulent credit cards to buy gift cards

Arrested: Devin Searcy, 22, Redford, MI

Charges: Burglary (F), Fraudulent use of a financial transaction card (F)

Arrested: Juwaun Gordon, 26, Detroit, MI

Charges: Burglary (F), Fraudulent use of a financial transaction card (F)

The Boise Police Crime Prevention unit received information Wednesday about two suspects who used suspicious credit cards to buy thousands of dollars in gift cards at three local businesses.  The information was shared thanks to the Organized Retail Crime Association whose members include retail outlets and law enforcement throughout Southern Idaho. The retailers were able to provide surveillance pictures of the suspects, a description of the suspects’ vehicle and a partial license plate.

Boise Police began an investigation and were assisted by Meridian Police in searching for the suspects.  The suspect’s vehicle was soon located near the airport on Vista and officers initiated a traffic stop based on the information received from local retailers. Both suspects had several credit cards in their wallets with their names embossed on them.  The cards were found to be fraudulent after further investigation.  The suspects were also in possession of numerous gift cards from several local businesses.  Detectives located evidence that the suspects traveled to Boise with the intent to use the fraudulent credit cards to purchase gift cards. Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on the above charges. Additional charges are possible. 

Officers appreciate the cooperation of the local business community to work together to fight retail crime. For more on the Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho go to https://orcaid.org/