Stories tagged: fraud
Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Idaho woman pleads guilty in veterans benefits ruse
A southwest Idaho woman whose grandmother received benefits as the wife of a deceased veteran has admitted to collecting about $91,000 by not reporting her grandmother’s death.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Deutsche Bank is asked for files on Trump family loans
Democratic lawmakers asked Deutsche Bank to hand over its findings on two politically charged matters — its banking on behalf of now-President Donald Trump and trades from the bank’s Moscow …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Special aide to Brazil’s Temer arrested in corruption probe
A special aide to embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a fraud scheme and another aide gave police a bag filled with cash that …
Thu., May 18, 2017, midnight
Election commission ignores real threat
What makes the exercise especially insufferable is that the country could use a nonpartisan commission of experts to protect the next U.S. election from interference from hackers and foreign intelligence …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds
Italian police on Monday arrested 68 people, including a priest and the head of a Catholic volunteer group called “Mercy,” accusing them of being in cahoots with a major mafia …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Wells Fargo may have created 1.4 million more unauthorized accounts than estimated, attorneys say
Wells Fargo & Co. may have opened as many as 3.5 million unauthorized checking, savings and credit card accounts over the past 15 years, far more than the bank and …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:06 a.m.
Man admits to duping women into sex for porn ‘rehearsals’
A Kansas City-area man has pleaded guilty to duping dozens of women into having sex with him on camera by telling them they were rehearsing for roles in pornographic movies.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Auto-loan fraud is soaring in a parallel to the housing bubble
Borrower fraud in U.S. auto loans is surging, and may approach levels seen in mortgages during last decade’s housing bubble, according to a startup firm that helps lenders sniff out …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Woman, 80, avoids jail time must repay woman she bilked
An 80-year-old Everett woman has avoided jail time but must pay back $23,000 she stole from her ailing neighbor.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Eight senators seek insider trading investigation of Carl Icahn
Eight U.S. senators have requested an investigation into whether a billionaire investor and adviser to President Donald Trump violated insider trading rules with bets made in the renewable fuel credit …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Wells Fargo said to explore sale of insurance brokerage unit
Wells Fargo is weighing a sale of its insurance brokerage business, which could fetch about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
Montana man gets 40-year sentence in $2 million house flip scheme
An Eastern Montana man who was convicted of embezzling $1.9 million from 18 people that he convinced to invest in his “house flipping” business has been sentenced to 40 years …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Supreme Court says cities can sue big banks over housing bubble damages
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities may sue big banks over allegedly discriminatory lending practices that they say led to urban blight, but added that they must meet higher …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Oregon vineyard tied to subscription fraud lawsuit for sale
An Oregon vineyard that is tied to a nationwide subscription fraud lawsuit is up for sale.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting
Wells Fargo’s top management and board of directors apologized to investors and faced a series of protesters Tuesday at the first big shareholder meeting since a scandal over sales practices …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Russian man in Seattle sentenced to 27 years in hacking case
The son of a member of the Russian Parliament was sentenced Friday to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170 million after being convicted in Seattle of …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:33 a.m.
Wells Fargo CEO, chairman buy $5 million of stock after review
Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan and Chairman Stephen Sanger bought more than $5 million of the company’s stock a week after the board published a report …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Idaho sues man accused of defrauding investors
The Idaho Department of Finance is suing a man who raised more than $2 million from investors for allegedly violating state securities laws.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Property crime accomplice receives maximum sentence
A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in scamming $265,000 from a California moving company.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
Spokane man leaps through second story window in failed attempt to escape deputies
A man was hospitalized Thursday after he jumped out a second story window in order to escape deputies trying to arrest him on multiple forgery and identity theft charges.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Kennewick lawyer accused of stealing $263,000 from clients
A Kennewick attorney has been charged with stealing nearly $263,000 in clients’ money instead of applying the payments toward their owed back taxes.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement
A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly seven years of legal battles …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Former South Korean president Park arrested in corruption probe
Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was arrested early Friday so she could be questioned further over the corruption scandal that forced her from office just three weeks before.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:09 a.m.
Spokane police move away from assigning investigators exclusively to fraud cases
Fraud cases are now being assigned at the precinct level, rather than to a dedicated fraud unit of detectives, in the Spokane Police Department, a gradual shift that began five …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Two Bend teens arrested for allegedly selling fake gold bars
Police have arrested two teenagers in Central Oregon for allegedly selling fake gold bars to unsuspecting adults in the past year.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
U.S. probe of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort extends to Cyprus
U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Ukraine lawmaker: Manafort tried to hide $750,000 payment
A Ukrainian lawmaker on Tuesday released a document that he said links Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Miles City man convicted in house-flipping scam
A Miles City man has been convicted embezzling $1.9 million from people who invested in his “house flipping” company.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
French emissions probe clears Opel, but other automakers accused of fraud
French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel …
Tue., March 7, 2017, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Newlywed ‘Duke of Dunsmuir Downes’ appears to be a fraud
It all sounded like such a beautiful, romantic story. Several weeks earlier in Coeur d’Alene, Ethel Haller of Spokane married Captain W.W. MacKenzie, the Duke of Dunsmuir Downes in Scotland. …