Stories tagged: theft
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.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Jury duty threats are a scam to steal money
The sheriff’s office had a warrant for Shirley Merritt’s arrest, the man on the line told her, and she needed to fork over what sounded like bond or fine money, …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:21 a.m.
Lewiston firm Presnell Gage notifying clients of information hacks
Lewiston-based accounting firm Presnell Gage is in the process of notifying about 100 individuals or companies that their information may have been hacked during a data breach in the past …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Bend, Oregon, bookkeeper accused of embezzling nearly $1 million
Police arrested a Bend woman accused of embezzling nearly $1 million from her employer since 2012.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Giant egg swiped from Discovery Playground yet again
A giant egg has been swiped from the Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley for the third time since the park opened in 2010.
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene woman asleep at crime scene arrested on drug charges
A Coeur d’Alene woman was arrested on drug charges Saturday after a sheriff’s deputy found her asleep in a Jeep as the scene of gasoline theft from a public vehicle.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Liberty Lake hit by rash of vehicle prowling, theft
Last month the number of vehicle prowls spiked alarmingly in Liberty Lake, causing police to increase their patrols in residential neighborhoods and use social media to urge residents to lock …
Thu., June 30, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Censorship battle over racist film heats up
From our archives, 100 years ago The censorship battle over the D.W. Griffith film, “The Birth of a Nation,” was now being fought in court. The Auditorium Theatre manager filed …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Detectives arrest suspected habitual thief recently released from jail
A Sheriff’s Office detective nabbed a prolific thief in the act again Monday, only three weeks after he was arrested on five felony theft charges and released from jail on …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Doug Clark: The haircuts aren’t free, and neither is the Barber Pole
The West Side Rule nearly costs the new Brickyard Barbershop its pole.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
Caught in the act, alleged thief released without bond
A thief caught in the act last week by Sheriff’s deputies has been released from jail without bond, which has investigators feeling frustrated.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Police think they have prolific vehicle prowler in custody
Police believe a man they arrested May 25 is responsible for a long list of vehicle prowls that took place last month in Spokane and Spokane Valley.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Deputies catch thief in the act
Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies conducting surveillance on a man they suspected was a prolific thief arrested him Friday after they watched him leave a store with a stolen item and …