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Gonzaga program helps police crack smaller-scale fraud, embezzlement cases

Spokane County law enforcement agencies believe they may be seeing the criminal result of the bad economy: Reports of theft and fraud by employees in all types of work are …


Former Kootenai County deputy clerk sentenced for embezzlement

A former Kootenai County deputy clerk who embezzled $139,000 over 10 years will begin serving a 90-day jail sentence on Thursday, the day before her 63rd birthday. Kootenai County 1st …


Former deputy clerk sentenced for embezzlement

A former Kootenai County deputy clerk who embezzled $139,000 over 10 years will begin serving a 90-day jail sentence on Thursday, the day before her 63rd birthday.


Ex-Kootenai clerk pleads guilty

A former Kootenai County deputy clerk accused of embezzling $139,000 over 10 years pleaded guilty Friday to a single count of grand theft. Sandra Martinson, 62, retired in November from …


Former deputy clerk pleads not guilty

A former Kootenai County deputy clerk accused of embezzling $139,000 from her employer over a 10-year period has pleaded not guilty to a grand theft charge.


Embezzlement case triggers review of county rules

Kootenai County’s new clerk, Cliff Hayes, has hired a former bank fraud investigator to review county procedures for handling money in the wake of a suspected embezzlement by a former …


Kootenai County revamps process in embezzlement’s wake

Kootenai County’s new clerk, Cliff Hayes, has hired a former bank fraud investigator to review county procedures for handling money in the wake of a suspected embezzlement by a former …


Police: Bad checks easy to spot

A former Kootenai County chief deputy clerk accused of stealing nearly $140,000 over 10 years used correction fluid to try to cover her crimes, a police report alleges. Detectives easily …


Ex-official for Kootenai County charged

One count of grand theft was filed Wednesday against a former Kootenai County deputy clerk accused of embezzlement. “A summons … for Ms. Martinson should have been issued this morning,” …


Embezzling relief-agency worker sentenced

A 40-year-old Sagle woman has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from the founders of a humanitarian relief organization. April Leigh Mathews was sentenced …


Alleged embezzlement drew from account that wasn’t audited

Kootenai County’s former chief deputy clerk is suspected of embezzling $138,905 over 10 years, ending in October, the month before she retired, Coeur d’Alene police said Wednesday. Sandy Martinson, 62, …


Ex-deputy clerk allegedly stole $139K

Kootenai County’s former chief deputy clerk is suspected of embezzling $138,905 over a 10-year period ending in October, a Coeur d’Alene Police Department spokesman said this morning.


Police investigate Kootenai official

Coeur d’Alene police are investigating a suspected long-term pattern of embezzlement by Kootenai County’s recently retired chief deputy clerk, a county employee for almost 35 years. Kootenai County’s top elected …


Kootenai County investigates ‘sizable’ embezzlement

Coeur d’Alene police are investigating a suspected long-term pattern of embezzlement by Kootenai County’s recently retired chief deputy clerk, a county employee for almost 35 years.


GU joins police to fight fraud

Spokane police Detective Stacey Carr finally has somewhere to turn when she can’t investigate an office embezzlement or a case of identity theft inside a local company. Carr’s one of …


Meals on Wheels probe nearly done

Police are near the end of an investigation into whether Meals on Wheels employees embezzled money from the organization dedicated to serving seniors and people with disabilities. The board of …


Woman Gets Jail Term For Theft From Parents Group

A north Spokane woman who stole nearly $3,000 from a parent fund-raising group last year will serve a nine-month jail term at Geiger Corrections Center. Mindee K. Allison, 31, can …


Ex-Official Gets 1-1/4 Years In Prison For Pud Theft

A former Grant County Public Utility District official who pleaded guilty to misappropriating nearly $237,000 from the PUD has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison. U.S. …


Ex-WSU Employee Skimmed Funds, Auditor Says Worker Handled $1.9 Million By Herself

A former Washington State University employee used creative bookkeeping and regular access to untracked sums of cash to steal more than $40,000 of school funds, officials said Friday. The lack …


Woman Enters Guilty Plea To Embezzling From Union

A Poulsbo woman has pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled nearly $14,000 from a union. Nancy Gibson, 47, entered her plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, the U.S. …


Man Accused Of Embezzling $236,000 Grant County Pud Employee Used Complex Scheme, Auditor Says

A former Grant County Public Utility District employee embezzled more than $236,000 from the organization over the past two years, according to the state auditor’s office. Deputy treasurer Tom Leedy …


Feds Say Consultant Stole Union Money To Aid Carey

Federal authorities Friday arrested and charged a Washington political consultant with mail fraud, alleging he diverted money from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to help finance the re-election campaign of …


Former Pta Officer Pleads Guilty To Theft

A former elementary school PTA officer accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the group’s checking account has pleaded guilty to first-degree theft. Marlene Mata of Pasco also pleaded guilty …


Ex-County Treasurer Admits Embezzling

Former Bonner County Treasurer Karen Weldon pleaded guilty Monday to grand theft for embezzling about $12,000 of taxpayer money. Weldon, 46, told a judge she wrote several county checks to …


Agency Also Blamed In Grand Theft Case ‘There Was, To Some Extent, Quite A Bit Of A Lack Of Management In Regard To Those Deposits’

A judge and prosecutor put part of the blame on Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare when one of its former employees was sentenced Monday for grand theft. Janine S. …


Former Treasurer Charged With Theft County Prosecutor Says Software Purchase Was Really Western Wear

Former Bonner County Treasurer Karen Weldon was charged with grand theft Friday for allegedly embezzling about $12,000 of taxpayer money. County Prosecutor Tevis Hull said it appears Weldon took three …


Secretary May Face Charges Of Stealing From County

A former secretary in the King County executive’s office may face theft charges in the loss of more than $24,000, authorities said. Carol Stevenson admitted to her boss, Fred Stephens, …


Woman Pleads Guilty To Theft

Claudia McBride, wife of Newport school Superintendent Rich McBride, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree theft. She admitted embezzling $4,707 from Pend Oreille County between Jan. 1, 1993, and Oct. 31, …


Former Drug Counselor Faces Theft Charge

Claudia McBride, wife of Newport school superintendent Rich McBride, was charged Tuesday with first-degree theft for allegedly embezzling $4,707 from Pend Oreille County. Prosecutor Tom Metzger said McBride took the …


Spokane Man Charged With Grand Theft In Grocery Scam

A Spokane man was arrested on 25 counts of grand theft and 24 counts of burglary for allegedly taking more than $41,000 from a Spokane wholesale distributor. But John C. …