Three out-of-state men are in the Ada County Jail accused by police of comprising a credit card fraud ring that has reportedly victimized a number of businesses in the Boise area.
Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Garden City Police officers responded to a bank in the 6700 block of Glenwood Street for a report of fraudulent activities, according to a GCPD news release.
Investigators were told a man later identified as Nylani McFarlane, 24, of Florida, may have been responsible for the crime. But when they attempted to contact him, he ran off and jumped into a vehicle driven by another man. The car sped away, the release said.
A short time later, about one mile east of the Glenwood, officers were directed by citizens to a business parking lot. There, they located McFarlane and two other men. One was identified as Johnny Moore, 29, of Alabama -– who police say drove the getaway car; the other was identified as Eric Hughes, 27, of Georgia. The report said officers saw the three walking away from the same vehicle that was previously seen at the bank.
“This investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending,” said GCPD Detective Sergeant Tyler Domeny.
Detectives believe the three men are responsible for “multiple fraudulent transactions throughout the Boise Valley. None of the individuals arrested appear to have ties to the area,” the news release said.
Each now face a felony grand theft charge.