Suspect in string of electronics thefts faces charges


MISSOULA, Mont. - Nicole Holmes, 19, faces a felony charge for theft and a misdemeanor charge for driving without a valid driver's license. She appeared in Missoula County Justice Court Tuesday afternoon.

Holmes was arrested Monday morning for stealing a laser range finder from Cabela's on Brooks Street. She allegedly admitted to stealing nearly $3,000 worth of electronics from Cabela's on several occasions.

The items include GoPro cameras, Garmin GPS and camera accessories.

She told detectives she was working with her former 17-year-old boyfriend to steal and then sell the electronics to fund their living expenses. Holmes also admitted to detectives she had marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her vehicle.

Holmes was released under the care of her mother who lives in Butte.

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