Stories tagged: theft
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.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Burglars of a feather ‘flock’ together in Los Angeles
The gang members start their days in the impoverished neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, but their real work begins in some of the city’s wealthiest enclaves.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Custom chopper disappeared from Spokane Valley parking lot
A noisy custom chopper disappeared silently from a Spokane Valley parking lot Friday and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office wants some help finding it.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Billings Clinic terminates nurse for stealing patient drugs
A Billings hospital has fired a nurse accused of stealing narcotics intended for patients and replacing the drugs with saline.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum
Thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
Troopers: National Guard Humvee stolen from Ohio armory
Authorities in Ohio are still on the hunt for a Humvee swiped from an Ohio National Guard Armory.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Two Bend teens arrested for allegedly selling fake gold bars
Police have arrested two teenagers in Central Oregon for allegedly selling fake gold bars to unsuspecting adults in the past year.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Car thieves strike again but this time ditch stolen Honda in the Spokane River
A woman found her car partially submerged in the Spokane River near her apartment complex.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Idaho man pleads guilty in theft of California man’s cattle
A southern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to stealing cattle after branding as his own and selling about 100 animals belonging to a California man.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Supreme Court throws out sentences in Halloween robbery case
The Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the lengthy sentences of two men who were teenagers when they used a revolver to steal candy and cellphones on Halloween …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 6:03 a.m.
Veterans Affairs data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it would boost employee drug testing and inspections amid rising cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions, acknowledging gaps that had allowed thousands …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
$5,000 reward up offered in Crater Lake ammo theft case
Authorities have increased the reward for information that leads them to whoever stole 10,000 rounds of ammunition at Crater Lake National Park.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 4:49 a.m.
Sharp increase in missing drugs at some VA hospitals
Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Cheney woman charged with embezzling $14,000 from memorial benefit fund
Spokane County deputies arrested a Cheney businesswoman suspected of stealing money from a memorial fund set up to aid the families of two men killed in a July boating accident …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Man convicted of stealing $500K in cigarettes from Connecticut warehouse
A New Jersey man has been convicted in federal court of stealing more than 8,000 cartons of cigarettes worth about $500,000.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Hazel Dell couple, out $2,100, warn of mystery-shopper scam
A Hazel Dell couple are out more than $2,000 after getting suckered in by a mystery-shopper scam, and they’d like to warn others to watch out.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Yakima food bank says 1,000 pounds of food stolen
Officials say nearly 1,000 pounds of food was stolen from a food bank located in a downtown Yakima church.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
3-year-old boy found in stolen car after pursuit
Authorities found a 3-year-old boy in the back seat of a stolen car after a pursuit early Wednesday morning.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Spokane woman goes down to the Spokane River to photograph ducks, finds a submerged car instead
Rescue crews filled the area of Desmet Avenue and Hogan Street in search of that apparently drove into the Spokane River.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Suspects arrested in $500,000 SeaTac jewelry heist
Authorities say three men have been arrested in connection with a $500,000 jewelry heist at a hotel in SeaTac.