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Two Florida Men Arrested In Boise For Elaborate Fraud Scheme

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Two Florida men were arrested by the Boise Police Department on a fraud scheme with losses in the thousands. Police say Ernesto V. Rodiguez 27 and Carlos M. Alvarez, 27 both from Miami Florida were arrested following a detailed investigation into retail theft at a hotel in Boise about noon today, February 15th. Evidence obtained by Boise Police Organized Retail Crimes officers indicates the two male suspects have been involved in multiple fraudulent transactions at approximately ten stores in the area. Boise Police received a call from a local bank indicating the suspects had been using fraudulent credit cards to obtain gift cards at local stores with losses estimated to be in the thousands. When officers located the suspects at an East Boise hotel, they recovered multiple fraudulent credit cards and numerous gift cads the suspects had obtained in the scheme. Investigators believe the suspects would travel from city to city committing the crimes. Other charges may be pending.


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