Boise Man Charged With Grand Theft Using Gift Cards


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Police in Boise have arrested a man following a detailed investigation into retail crime. Authorities say Daniel A. Hermosillo 34 of Boise is charged with Felony Grand Theft and Felony Burglary. He is the suspect in multiple fraudulent transactions at sporting goods stores beginning in 2009. According to police reports, the suspect would commit thefts, then return the items in exchange for gift cards. Those gift cards were then used to purchase multiple firearms over the past several years. The suspect was arrested around 10am Tuesday as he exited a sporting goods store carrying a firearm purchased with gift cards.
“The suspect would steal from numerous retail stores and committed these thefts intermittently over the last few years making this a challenging investigation." Says Curt Crum, Boise Police Retail Crimes supervisor. “It takes cooperation between retailers and law enforcement to make a real impact on this kind of crime, saving consumers money in the long run.”
Officers later obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s home and recovered firearms obtain in the scheme. Additional charges may be pending.

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