Octavius Jamal Walker, 26, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from a series of Boise car break-ins where stolen checks were subsequently forged and cashed.
Walker, from Jackson, Ga., pleaded guilty in 4th District Court in Boise to conspiracy to commit grand theft and to burglary. He remains in the Ada County Jail on $1 million bond.
He and co-defendant Carolyn Paige Griffith, 37, of Tifton, Ga., were accused of stealing women’s purses and identification in several Treasure Valley communities last June. The next day, they cashed thousands of dollars worth of the forged checks at local banks.
Griffith is charged with conspiracy to commit grand theft, conspiracy to commit burglary and two counts of burglary. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges but is scheduled for a change of plea hearing on Wednesday, according to state online court records.
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Griffith, who is being held on $500,000 bond in the Ada County Jail, also faces two charges of grand theft in Canyon County. That case has been put on hold pending resolution of the Ada County case.
In a letter last summer to the Idaho Statesman, Walker denied committing any crimes and said he came to Idaho on vacation to visit the state’s “beautiful historical sites.”
He faces up to 14 years in prison on the conspiracy count and 10 years on the burglary. Walker is scheduled to be sentenced May 7 before Judge Sam Hoagland.