Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Three arrested after making purchases with credit cards stolen from vehicle Monday

Arrested: Walter Aguilera-Campino, 28, Santiago, Chile

Charges: Burglary (F) 

Arrested: Rodolfo Espinosa, 26, Santiago, Chile  

Charges: Burglary (F)

Arrested: Byron Espinoza, 29, Palmdale, CA

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

Boise Police arrested three suspects on Monday who are accused of traveling to Idaho to commit Grand Theft and Burglary. Officers appreciate the cooperation of the local business community to help recognize suspicious activities and report them to police.

What happened: Boise Police were contacted by a business on the 8300 block of W. Franklin Road about some suspicious activity. The customer repeatedly asked for the “most expensive” products without regard for the specifics of the product and then paid with a credit card that was later determined to be stolen.  Boise Police began an investigation and were able to find subjects matching the description of the suspects at another nearby business. The subjects were attempting to purchase a similar product. A witness stated that when the suspects were asked for ID as they attempted to purchase the product they both turned and left the store.  Uniformed Boise Police officers contacted the suspects after they attempted to make a third purchase at nearby store.  Following further investigation officers located a third man who was involved in the initial purchase nearby in a rented vehicle.  The suspects were using three credit cards stolen from a vehicle in Boise earlier Monday morning.  Upon further investigation it was determined that the men had made similar fraudulent purchases in Utah, and officers also located several false identification cards inside their vehicle.  The three suspects were booked into the Ada County Jail on theft charges on Monday evening.  Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues.   

For more information on the Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho go to https://orcaid.org/ .