Stories tagged: forgery
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Spokane police arrest suspected North Central mail thief
Police arrested a woman Saturday suspected of mail theft in Spokane’s North Central neighborhood.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Rwanda: Police question former presidential hopeful Rwigara
Rwandan police say they are questioning a former presidential hopeful who is suspected of forgery and tax evasion.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Oregon woman accused of impersonating Treasury representative
Authorities say an Oregon woman impersonated a U.S. Department of the Treasury employee while trying to pay a parking ticket with a fraudulent money order.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Bend, Oregon, bookkeeper accused of embezzling nearly $1 million
Police arrested a Bend woman accused of embezzling nearly $1 million from her employer since 2012.
Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 5:27 p.m.
Police say man posed as federal agent in attempt to obtain narcotic
Spokane police arrested a Coeur d’Alene man Monday who allegedly claimed to be a federal agent in an attempt to get an oxycodone prescription from a pain management clinic in …
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014, 3:23 p.m.
Investigators: Spokane identity thief hit victims in 15 states
Joel Denneny, 37, collected the personal information of up to 85 people nationwide using bogus online job applications, investigators said. Victims were as far-flung as New Hampshire.
Thu., April 25, 2013, 11:50 a.m.
Washington teacher accused of identity theft
COULEE DAM, Wash. — A teacher in the Coulee Dam School District is accused of forgery and identity theft.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
County prosecutors pass Douglass case to state
Sheriff’s detectives investigating forgery and theft allegations against a Spokane-area developer recommend that charges be filed, but the Spokane County prosecutor wants the state attorney general’s office to handle the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2012, 1:25 p.m.
Spokane authorities arrest 2 in identity theft ring
A multi-agency task force served search warrants on four Spokane County addresses today, looking for suspects and evidence in an identity theft ring with more than 300 victims in several …
Tue., June 12, 2012
Forgeries suspected among R-74 signatures
OLYMPIA – Some 1,000 signatures submitted to put the same-sex marriage law on the November ballot are suspected forgeries, state officials said Monday. State elections workers checking petitions for Referendum …
Wed., Nov. 10, 2010
Prison sentences for fraud, theft
Two Spokane men who used the names of dead people to create driver’s licenses and pass bad checks are headed to federal prison.
Sat., March 6, 2010
Suspect denies leading fraud ring
A convicted methamphetamine maker accused of masterminding a multistate check fraud ring that bilked Spokane businesses out of thousands of dollars strongly denies the allegations. “I understand what they’re accusing …
Fri., March 5, 2010, 12:12 p.m.
Massive check fraud ring uncovered in Valley
A multi-state check fraud ring police say was masterminded by a convicted methamphetamine maker led to the SWAT-team arrest of the suspect Thursday night.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010
Dead man’s name forged on checks
The story of a woman who worked as a prostitute before murdering her husband has reemerged in an otherwise low-level theft case in Spokane County Superior Court. Curtis A. Johnson, …
Wed., July 15, 2009
Man gets 6 months for kiting checks
A man who convinced his girl-friend he was a covert military agent and swindled thousands of dollars to fund his gambling habit will spend the next six months in jail. …
Tue., June 10, 1997
Art Galleries Victimized By Con Artist Savvy Thief Forged $82,000 In Checks, Targeted Seattle Museum
From Chicago to Seattle, a skilled con artist has spent the past year preying on art galleries, police say. Dwight Adrian Hudson, 46, is suspected of using smooth talk and …
Sat., Aug. 31, 1996
Banks Plan To Require Thumbprint New Policy Intended To Deter Attempts To Cash Bad Checks
Washington banks will soon be turning thumbs down on any non-customers who want to cash checks. Starting Sept. 16, U.S. Bank of Washington and KeyBank will require non-customers who submit …
Sat., Aug. 31, 1996
Getting Caught Was Cheater’s Big Relief Woman Cashes Dead Dad’s Government Checks For 35 Years
When federal investigators called the home of Rosetta White late last year, White was so glad to hear from them, she burst into tears. She had secretly been wishing for …
Mon., July 29, 1996
‘Van Gogh’ Exhibitors Arrested
It sounded too good to be true: an exhibition of 15 Van Gogh paintings from private collections, never before shown to the public. Thousands of art lovers snapped up the …
Sat., Jan. 27, 1996
Former City Worker Faces Felony Fraud Charges
A former Spokane city employee accused of making about $7,300 in purchases while posing as his boss faces felony charges. Michael C. Brown, 46, was fired from his job as …
Thu., Dec. 14, 1995
Artist Wants To Shut Windows Of Opportunism
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Jane Raemsch begs to differ. Color this artist flame broiled. The Spokane woman is anything but flattered at some rip-off artists she …
Fri., Nov. 3, 1995
Regulators Order Daiwa To Close U.S. Authorities Press Criminal Charges Against Bank Officials
Federal authorities Thursday ordered Daiwa Bank Ltd. to shut its U.S. operations and announced a sweeping criminal indictment against the Japanese bank and senior managers, accusing them of directing a …