Stories tagged: theft
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
Nearly 400,000 Community Health Plan of Washington customers’ information exposed in data breach
Almost 400,000 current and former members of the Community Health Plan of Washington have had personal information exposed in a data breach.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
BBQ food cart chef faces prison term for $3 million theft
A Portland food cart proprietor is facing more than three years in prison for actions taken before he reinvented himself as an acclaimed barbecue chef.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
State crime lab scientist sentenced to 3 years in prison
A federal judge sentenced a fired forensic scientist at the Oregon State Police crime labs Monday to three years in prison for stealing hundreds of pills from evidence submitted to …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
California man steals $5 million, spends $1 million on cellphone game
$5 million. Everyone has thought about it – what to do with such a sudden windfall of money. From purchasing a luxurious yacht to relieving one’s family of financial strain …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Cousins arrested for breaking into home with young girl inside
Two cousins are in jail after the public identified them as the burglars who broke into a house where a young girl was home alone.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Wells Fargo splits chairman, CEO roles after sales scandal
Wells Fargo is splitting the jobs of chairman and CEO and making other major changes to the composition of its board of directors in an effort to make the bank …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Thief stole 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6 million, police say
Police in New York City are looking for a quick-thinking thief who stole an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million off an armored truck in Manhattan.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Appeal of Ponzi scheme conviction rejected
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has declined to disturb the conviction of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford on fraud, conspiracy and obstruction charges. The justices had no comment Monday …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Trump agrees to $25M settlement to resolve Trump U. lawsuits
President-elect Donald Trump agreed Friday to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University for real estate investors, averting a trial in a potentially embarrassing case that …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Wells Fargo new accounts tumble 44% in wake of sales scandal
Wells Fargo & Co. said retail customers opened 44 percent fewer new accounts in October from a year earlier in the wake of the bank’s record-setting settlement with regulators over …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:34 p.m.
Priest sentenced to jail for stealing from parish
The former priest at a Vancouver church has been sentenced to 40 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $35,000 in restitution for stealing thousands of dollars from …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
Former Montana crime lab technician charged with stealing drugs
Authorities say a former technician stole narcotics from the Montana State Crime Lab.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Wells Fargo says SEC is investigating accounts scandal
Wells Fargo & Co. confirmed Thursday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has joined the growing number of state and federal agencies investigating the company’s sham-accounts scandal.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Victims of stolen tax refunds down 50 percent this year, IRS says
The number of people who reported having phony tax returns filed in their names fell by more than 50 percent this year from 2015, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Victim helps police find suspect after bag of money stolen
Authorities say a California man who left a bag filled with $10,000 in cash inside a grocery store shopping cart used a tracking app on his phone to find the …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Bernie Madoff friend’s estate agrees to pay $277 million to end lawsuit
The estate of one of Bernard Madoff’s oldest friends agreed to pay the con man’s victims $277 million to settle claims that the Beverly Hills money manager, who died in …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Contractor in NSA case had intelligence officers’ names, official says
Classified information stolen by a former National Security Agency contractor included the names of covert intelligence officers, according to a federal court filing on Thursday.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Dozens charged in massive Indian call center scheme
The callers in India, claiming to be officials with the Internal Revenue Service or immigration services, would present those who answered the phone with an ultimatum. Pay us, or we’ll …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Eight charged in theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones at Miami airport
Eight people have been charged in the theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones using a disguised tractor-trailer to steal the cargo at Miami International Airport.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
New Wells Fargo CEO to employees: ‘We’re sorry’
Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told employees Tuesday that he is “sorry for the pain” that the bank’s employees have suffered as a result of the company’s sales …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Wells Fargo’s ad campaign addresses sales scandal
Wells Fargo launched a new advertising campaign this week to address the company’s ongoing sales practices scandal and what it is doing to make things right for its customers.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
Indian bank authorities say 3.2 million debit cards hacked
Indian banks scrambled Friday to contain the damage after finding that more than 3.2 million debit cards may have been hacked.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Government alleges massive theft by NSA contractor
Federal prosecutors in Baltimore on Thursday said they will charge with violating the Espionage Act a former National Security Agency contractor accused of carrying out perhaps the largest theft of …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Hayden shoplifting suspect went big, left store with 2 loaded carts
An accused shoplifter in North Idaho walked out of a Walmart store as if she had won a shopping spree. Jennifer L. Dossett of Coeur d’Alene allegedly pushed two carts …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Senator to push bill to let Wells Fargo customers sue over unauthorized accounts
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Monday he plans to push legislation that would allow Wells Fargo & Co. customers to sue the bank over unauthorized accounts opened by employees trying …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Wells Fargo faces Labor Department review for possible workplace violations
The Labor Department has launched a “top-to-bottom review” of how Wells Fargo & Co. treated employees as it pushed the aggressive sales quotas that led to the bank’s fake-accounts scandal.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Trump Hotels to pay New York $50,000 over data breaches
Trump Hotel Collection agreed to pay $50,000 in fines and strengthen security measures after data breaches exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
At Wells Fargo, sales focus was all-consuming, workers say
It began with the constant and compulsive pressure to sell. Then came stress-induced health problems. Wells Fargo employees, both current and former, say they spent every day frantically trying to …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Probable largest jewelry heist in city history included cameos brought to America on Mayflower
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Cynthia Langley was attending church with her daughter when a burglar crept into her house at 304 W. 16th Avenue and pulled off …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Detectives believes two missing girls may have helped steal car
From our archives, 100 years ago Two “pretty” girls, 15 and 12, were missing, and so was an automobile which vanished while its owner was in the post office.