Boise police arrest gym thefts suspect

Boise police arrest gym thefts suspect
Posted at 1:38 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 16:01:03-04

Following a five-month investigation into dozens of thefts at various local gyms in the Treasure Valley, Boise Police investigators were able to track down a man suspected of using stolen credit and debit cards to illegally purchase goods. 

Stephen Redlich, 29, of Boise, was arrested on a traffic stop Tuesday.

Since April, Boise Police detectives have investigated dozens of thefts at gyms involving stolen wallets, purses, and credit cards. “In most cases the suspect then used stolen financial transaction cards to make fraudulent purchases,” according tom a Boise Police Department news release.

Upon investigation, officers were able to identify one suspect with assistance from local retailers.  

Local retailers helped police identify one suspect.

Officers located the man driving his vehicle on Tuesday evening and conducted a traffic stop.  

When officers took Redlich into custody, they say they discovered several illicit prescription pills and drug paraphernalia in his possession.  

Redlich was booked into the Ada County Jail and faces eight felony charges: three counts of grand theft, three counts of fraudulent use of a financial transaction card, and two counts of possessing a controlled substance. He also faces one misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia.