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Washington man suspected of trying to buy jewelry with stolen credit cards

Boise Police say the man was found with stolen credit cards and about a dozen items worth about $4,000.
Credit: Ada County Jail
Marvin L. Muse, 40, was arrested on Tuesday but Boise Police on three felony charges of credit card fraud and four felony counts of burglary.

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Police arrested a 40-year-old man from Richland, Washington after police say he tried to buy jewelry at a Boise store with stolen bank cards and had several stolen credit cards that belonged to a local woman in his possession.

Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Boise Police Department Organized Retail Crime Unit received reports of a suspicious transaction at a store located on the 3500 block of Federal Way when a man tried to buy jewelry with credit cards that all declined.

Police say once they arrived on the scene, they found Marvin L. Muse near his car at a nearby gas station and found that Muse had several credit cards that belonged to a local woman and about a dozen items worth about $4,000 that he had bought with those stolen credit cards.

Police later confirmed that the credit cards were stolen along with the victim's purse.

Muse was booked into the Ada County Jail and charged with four counts of felony burglary and three felony counts of fraudulent use of bank cards.

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