Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Traveling fraud group arrested after stealing credit cards from victims at local recreational facilities

Arrested: Jonte Duhart, 25, Little Rock, AR

Charges: Burglary (Accessory) (F)

Arrested: Daikisha Johnson, 26, Little Rock, AR

Charges: Burglary (Conspiracy) (F)

Arrested: Larhonda Martin, 28, Little Rock AR

Charges: Burglary (Conspiracy) (F)

On 10/29/18 at 10:55 a.m. Boise Police received a tip from a business on the 6200 block of Eagle Road about some suspicious activity and the purchase of hundreds of dollars in gift cards.  As officers were responding to the report, they began an investigation and after talking with additional local retailers discovered additional suspicious purchases using stolen credit cards on 10/28/18 in Boise and Garden City. The information was shared thanks to the Organized Retail Crime Association whose members include retail outlets and law enforcement throughout Southern Idaho.  Using a description of the suspects and a description of the vehicle they were driving, officers were quickly able to locate the suspects’ vehicle and perform a traffic stop on the suspects’ vehicle around 11:15 am near another business on the 5400 block of W. Chinden in Garden City .  The three suspects, Jonte Duhart, Daikisha Johnson and Larhonda Martin were in the vehicle and cooperated with the police investigation.  Following further investigation, evidence showed that the three suspects had come to Idaho specifically to steal credit cards and purchase gift cards.  The credit cards were stolen from multiple victims at recreational facilities in Eagle, Garden City and Boise and then used to purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards.  The three suspects were taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on the charges above.  The investigation is ongoing.

Officers appreciate the cooperation of the local business community to help recognize suspicious activities and report them to police. For more information on the Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho go to https://orcaid.org/