Stories tagged: theft
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3 p.m.
‘Easy money’ made selling Army weapons stolen by US soldiers
More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Sour grapes: Robbers empty Paris cellar of vintage wines
A Paris wine collector returned from holiday this week to a nasty surprise, finding a hole in his cellar and emptiness where his valuable collection of vintage wines had been.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
Worley man admits stealing thousands from Coeur d’Alene Casino
A Worley man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $64,000 from the counting room at the Coeur d’Alene Casino, where he worked as an employee.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Wedding crasher selfie leads to arrests for theft of wedding gifts
A pair of wedding crashers who stole gifts were captured because they couldn’t resist taking a selfie.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
80-year-old Walmart employee pepper-sprayed by shoplifters
Police are searching for a man accused of pepper-spraying an 80-year-old Walmart employee in Kentucky.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
Post Falls woman admits to stealing money from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe
A Post Falls woman pleaded guilty this week to embezzling nearly $13,000 from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
IRS see big drop in identity theft, stolen tax refunds
The IRS says it is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds being stolen by identity thieves after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Large portion of fireworks stolen in Montana recovered
Federal investigators have recovered a large portion of the more than $21,000 in professional fireworks and equipment stolen a day before the city of Great Falls’ planned July 4 fireworks …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Idaho sheriff’s lieutenant accused of taking drug buy money
A former lieutenant with the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office is being accused of taking money intended for undercover drug buys and is facing a felony charge.
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.