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  • WSP examines allegation against deputy

    Washington State Patrol investigators are examining allegations of insurance fraud involving a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy after his now ex-wife said he falsely reported one of his vehicles as stolen. …


  • Jury acquits deputy of insurance fraud charges

    A Spokane jury on Tuesday acquitted a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy of insurance fraud. Deputy Jeremy B. Jeske, a 15-year veteran of the department, remains on paid administrative leave.


  • Spokane County sheriff’s deputy charged with insurance fraud

    Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy B. Jeske has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud after an investigation by the state insurance commissioner’s Special Investigations Unit. Jeske has been …


  • Sheriff’s deputy charged with insurance fraud

    Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy B. Jeske has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud after an investigation by the state insurance commissioner’s Special Investigations Unit.


  • Fabricated feline generates fraud case

    OLYMPIA — A Tacoma man who asked an insurance company to reimburse him $20,000 for the loss of a cat that he said died in a car accident is facing …


  • Ex-insurance agent sentenced for fraud

    A former Mutual of Omaha insurance agent from Rathdrum was sentenced Tuesday for one count of insurance fraud after he submitted a life insurance policy application in one of his …


  • Developer enters not-guilty plea

    A Spokane land developer pleaded not guilty to several felonies related to an alleged drug and stolen property ring investigators believe he ran from his Long Lake home.


  • Worker sentenced in benefits scam

    A Hayden construction worker was placed on five years supervised probation for defrauding Idaho’s unemployment insurance program of more than $16,000 in benefits.


  • Abandoned cars spark suspicions

    BILOXI, Miss. – Dozens of relatively new cars, trucks and SUVs were abandoned in some strange places as Hurricane Gustav rolled through the Gulf Coast recently, and investigators said many …


  • Idaho insurance department says Toyota ads encourage fraud

    BOISE – Idaho’s Department of Insurance is objecting to a Toyota ad campaign that shows people destroying their old cars so they can buy new Toyotas. The ads encourage insurance …


  • Man Found Guilty Of False Health Claims

    Thomas G. Westall, 50, Mountain Home, has been sent to jail for six months and ordered to pay $29,000 in restitution for making false health care claims. U.S. Attorney Betty …


  • Did Firm Pay Espy For Favors? Crop Growers Corp. Indicted On Charges It Tried To Buy Access To Former Secretary Of Agriculture

    Former Chairman John Hemmingson, as seen in the company’s annual report.


  • Chiropractor Admits To Theft

    A Spokane chiropractor has pleaded guilty to stealing from an employee welfare benefit plan, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. Paul L. Schutz, who operates Alpine Family Chiropractic Center …


  • Jury Convicts Father Of Two Of Setting Trailer Fire For Profit

    A man convicted of arson was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for torching the Spokane Valley trailer he shared with his two daughters in an arson-for-profit scheme. David …


  • Horse Killer Sentenced

    A federal judge has sentenced Rhode Island native Barney Ward to 33 months in prison for arranging the killing of four show horses so their owners could collect $570,000 in …


  • Rodeo-Riding Claimant Has Lucrative Scam

    For five frustrating years, a Spokane contracting company has pressured state workman’s compensation officials to stop payment on a claim the company charges is a costly scam. The alleged ripoff …

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