Stories tagged: theft
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Officials warn that tobacco settlement ads are a scam
Washington state residents are getting peppered with claims that they can sign up to receive their share of tobacco lawsuit settlement.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Two DynCorp workers accused of bilking State Department out of millions in Iraq
Workers for government contractor DynCorp International conspired to bilk the State Department out of millions of dollars, according to a federal investigation in Virginia.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Bookkeepers charged with stealing $1M from Zirkle Fruit
Two bookkeepers and nine of their family and friends have been charged with stealing almost $1 million from one of the largest apple and cherry operations in Eastern Washington.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Southern Oregon University loses $1.9 million in email scheme
Southern Oregon University lost $1.9 million in an email scheme.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim’s ring
Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a backpack and wedding ring from a victim of last week’s triple stabbing on a light-rail train in Portland.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Former fire chief in NW Montana pleads guilty to theft
A former fire chief in northwestern Montana has acknowledged stealing more than $50,000 from his department over the span of four years.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Arrest made after stolen boat gets stuck off Oregon coast
Police arrested a homeless man accused of stealing a sailboat from a pier along the southern Oregon coast.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Thief steals from good Samaritans while they try to rescue man from river
Puyallup Police say that while two good Samaritans were trying to rescue a man who had fallen into the Puyallup River, someone stole their wallet and keys.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Spokane hotel employee arrested after gun stolen from visiting fire chief’s luggage
A Red Lion Hotel employee has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a handgun from the luggage of a visiting fire chief from Grant County.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Ancient ornamental stud stolen from Pompeii; site closed
Officials say an ancient ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit inside the Pompeii archaeological site.
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, 8:09 a.m.
Handwritten Harry Potter prequel stolen in burglary
J.K. Rowling is urging Harry Potter fans not to buy a handwritten prequel to the boy wizard’s adventures that was stolen during a burglary in England.
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 …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Lawyer: Foster dad cleared in sex abuse case had home looted
A former foster father acquitted of charges he sexually abused six boys returned home after 16 months in jail to find his boarded-up house looted of nearly everything he owned …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Stolen Idaho F&G trailer recovered after thief left trail of GPS tracking collars
The person who took an Idaho Fish and Game trailer from the agency’s headquarters dumped GPS wildlife tracking collars during the getaway across two states and left a trail leading …
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 …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Piracy attacks off West Africa nearly doubled in 2016
A new report says pirate attacks off West Africa’s coast almost doubled in 2016, with the majority occurring off Nigeria.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Bill on Inslee’s desk seeks to combat exploitation of vulnerable adults
Vulnerable adults would be better protected against financial exploitation and neglect in Washington under a new law awaiting the governor’s signature.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Cyberattacks involving extortion are rising, Verizon says
Cyberattacks involving ransomware – in which criminals use malicious software to encrypt a users’ data and then extort money to unencrypt it – increased 50 percent in 2016, according to …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Ex-sergeant pleads guilty in false tax returns case
A former U.S. Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to using hacked information from four University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees to file false tax returns seeking IRS refunds.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Bookkeeper accused of taking $250,000 from treatment center
Aggravated theft charges have been filed against a bookkeeper accused of stealing $250,000 from the drug and alcohol treatment that employed her in Eugene, Oregon.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Three accused of trespassing to collect elk antlers at Hanford
Three men have been accused of trespassing to collect deer and elk antlers on the Hanford nuclear reservation.
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 …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Montana woman pleads guilty to embezzling $420,000
A 24-year-old north-central Montana woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $420,000 from several businesses in just over a year while she worked for an accounting firm.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 6 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigators seize eight firearms, stolen property in early-morning SWAT raid
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives and SWAT team members seized eight firearms, including a sawed-off 10-gauge shotgun, during a SWAT raid early Tuesday morning in Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Wells Fargo claws back $75 million from top bosses in sales scandal
An investigation into sales practices at Wells Fargo released Monday has blamed the bank’s top management for creating an “aggressive sales culture” that led to a scandal involving millions of …
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.