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Columbia woman charged with trafficking in stolen identities

Nikki Boone
Boone County Jail
Nikki Boone

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A Columbia woman is facing a charge of trafficking in stolen identities after a March investigation.

A Boone County prosecutor has charged Nikki Marie Boone with trafficking in stolen identities.

Police arrested Boone on March 24 at the La Quinta Inn off I-70 for stealing and credit card fraud charges, according to a probable cause statement.

During the investigation, police discovered multiple personal identifiable information documents in the vehicle, according to the probable cause statement. Those documents include names, social security numbers and possible bank account or credit card numbers.

During the investigation, police located information about a person from Washington State that works at the University of Missouri. The probable cause statement reports that someone had opened a bank account in the victim’s name and left it with a negative $200 balance.

Another victim’s Canadian Resident ID card was also located. The victim, who lives in Kirksville, and reported his old wallet and gun missing a few months ago.

A third victim identified had her social security card stolen from her purse while she worked at a Columbia Walmart. She reported someone opened and cable company account in her name and left it with a balance of over $1,000, according to the probable cause statement.

According to the probable cause statement, there were 10 means of identification located in the vehicle.

Boone had her initial court appearance on Friday afternoon.

According to online jail records, Boone is still in the Boone County Jail. She has a $75,000 cash/surety bond set.

Boone does not have a defense attorney listed according to online court records.

Karl Wehmhoener

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