Over the past month, Boise Police ORC Officer Cody Evans, (CLEAR Law Enforcement Rep) , and Officer Terry Weir have been working with Target Loss Prevention, on a 3 state refund fraud scam that involved 2 individuals.  The suspects would pay cash for external hard drives from major retailers, open the packaging and then replace the hard drives with lead weights matching the weight of the product, then use the cash receipt to refund the fake hard drives.  The original products were then sold on e-commerce sites, resulting in over $20,000 in loss to area retail stores.   An extensive investigation and surveillance led to search warrants of the suspect’s home, where numerous improvised explosives devices were located.  Also located was evidence of an extensive refund fraud scam.  Nice job by Officers Evans and Weir, along with Boise and Salt Lake Target Loss Prevention personnel. 

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