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  • THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012

    Bail-jumping charge sends thief to prison

    A Spokane man convicted of stealing money from a homeless woman who gave him her savings to rent a home is headed to prison. But it wasn’t the theft that …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2011

    Suspect in Davenport Hotel fraud convicted in Louisiana

    A man accused of stealing from the Davenport Hotel after being hired under a stolen identity has been sentenced in federal court in Louisiana for a similar scheme. William Joseph …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011

    Con artist gets five-year sentence

    A former Washington legislative candidate and convicted conman will spend five years in prison for a scheme that bilked a Coeur d’Alene woman out of her high-end riverside home and …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011

    Ponzi scheme victim objects to plea deal

    A former Sandpoint real estate agent has pleaded guilty to six federal felonies for a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $2 million. Dale Edward Lowell, 59, now of …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009, 7:43 P.M.

    Phony covert military agent gets six months for swindle

    A man who convinced his girlfriend he was a covert military agent and swindled thousands of dollars to fund his gambling habit will spend the next six months in jail. …


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