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Crime Stoppers tip leads to pair accused of using stolen credit cards

June 6, 2014

The Idaho Statesman

June 06--Heidi Harker, 26, and Matthew Fincke Robertson, 24, both from Boise, were arrested last month and charged with theft by possession of lost or stolen property and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Police were contacted March 27 by a Boise woman who went to use her credit cards and noticed they were not in her purse. She contacted her bank and found several unauthorized charges. Detectives later retrieved photos from store cameras that showed a man and woman who who investigators believed used the cards March 26 and 27 to make fraudulent charges.

The photos were made public in April and someone notified Crime Stoppers and identified Harker and Fincke Robertson.

Tips to Crime Stoppers can earn the3 tipster a reward of up to $1,000.

Anyone with information on criminal suspects are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest.

Harker is scheduled to appear in Ada County Court on June 17 for a preliminary hearing. A case listing for Fincke Robertson did not appear Friday on the state crime repository.


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