For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: May 1, 2007

Two Ada County Men Sentenced in Theft Ring from Home Improvement Stores

(Boise) – Ada County residents Donald D. Ricky and Dennis M. Morgan were sentenced to prison yesterday for being involved in a theft ring that stole more than $150,000 from local home improvement stores, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Fourth District Judge Deborah Bail ordered Ricky to serve up to 12 years in prison with 3 years fixed. Morgan was ordered to serve up to 5 years in prison with 2 fixed. The Court retained jurisdiction for 180 days on Donald Morgan’s sentence.

Donald Douglas Ricky, 36, pleaded guilty on March 12, 2007 to felony burglary, grand theft by deception and felony forgery. Dennis Michael Morgan, 20, pleaded guilty on March 12, 2007 to two felony counts of burglary.

Both men were involved in a ring of individuals that made multiple thefts from Home Depot and Lowe’s stores in the Treasure Valley in July and August of 2006. After stealing the items, Ricky and Morgan then made multiple fraudulent returns to the stores, obtaining money and gift cards.

“A very vigilant Home Depot security officer deserves great credit in stopping this theft ring,” Attorney General Wasden said.

The Attorney General’s Office prosecuted the case at the request of Ada County Prosecuting Attorney Greg Bower. The case was handled by the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General’s Criminal Law Division.

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