Duo arrested from Utah on fraud, theft, gun, and drug charges
Boise Police patrol officers responded to a hotel on West Airport Way on November 13th, after a woman from Utah reported her stolen credit card was being used in Boise. The victim told police dispatchers she had been alerted by her bank that the card was being used, and the card had been stolen after her car was broken into in Utah.
At the hotel, Boise officers found evidence that Kristie L. Nuneviller, 30, of Salt Lake City, had attempted to use the card and ID card that had been reported stolen.
Officers found Nuneviller and Travis James McDonald, 31, of Bountiful, Utah, unloading luggage from a car in the hotel parking lot. After McDonald went inside the hotel, officers approached Nuneviller who gave false information to police. She was taken into custody, and officers found a small substance later identified as methamphetamine.
McDonald was confronted in his hotel room, and lied to officers about his name and information.
Police searched McDonald and found a loaded .22 caliber handgun, which he did not have a permit to have concealed. In addition, McDonald was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
Investigating further, officers found McDonald to be in possession of multiple credit cards and ID cards, none of which belonged to him. Boise Police Property Crimes detectives were called in to continue the investigation. Boise officers have since learned McDonald is a suspect in several crimes in the Salt Lake City, Utah area involving fraud.
Officers checked on the vehicle the suspects were seen using, the Toyota SUV and found it had been reported stolen earlier this month out of Utah.
Utah officials are working to extradite McDonald to the state for his role in fraud, theft, and other crimes.
McDonald is scheduled to be arraigned in court Thursday afternoon.
Travis James McDonald, 31, Bountiful, Utah was arrested for Grand Theft (F), Controlled Substance Violation - Meth (F), False Personation (m), Carrying a concealed weapon without a license (m)
Kristie L. Nuneviller, 30, Salt Lake City, Utah was arrested for Forgery(F), Fraudulent use of a Financial Transaction Card (F), Controlled Substance Violation - Meth (F), False Personation (m)