Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, December 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Rain 38° Rain

Sirens & Gavels forgery archive

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

Women arrested in Oxycodone fraud

Two women are accused of trying to obtain the powerful prescription painkiller Oxycodone through fraudulent prescriptions Sunday night at a Spokane Valley pharmacy. Police were called about 6 p.m. after a pharmacist at a store in the 13400 block of East Sprague Avenue realizing a...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011

Man accused of leading organized crime 

Spokane man has been charged with leading organized crime for an alleged counterfeit check operation. Henry Patrick Bevans III, 28, pleaded not guilty today to the felony charge in Spokane County Superior Court where he was sentenced in October to a year in jail for...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2011

Crime Stoppers targets meth suspect

UPDATE: Haines is in custody. Crime Stoppers if offering a reward for tips that lead to the arrest suspected methamphetamine dealer caught with stolen property in May. Anthony L. Haines, 24, didn't show up for a hearing in Spokane County Superior Court last month, leading...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

5 indicted in $65k check forgery ring

Five Spokane residents have been charged in a year-long check forgery ring that bilked business in the Inland Northwest of more than $65,000. 36-count federal indictment alleges John A. Campisi, 45 (right); Darryl P. Sargent, 46 (left); Andrea N. Hartnett, Brande S. Garabedian and Chelce...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

Chronic prescription forger arrested again

A Spokane woman arrested on prescription forgery charges six times in one year returned to jail again this week less than two weeks after pleading guilty to four felonies. Theresia L. Beckett, 56, was out of jail on bond awaiting sentencing when she was arrested...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

Drug fraud suspect arrested 6x in 1 year 

A Spokane woman arrested on felony prescription forgery charges six times in one year has been jailed on an usually high bond of $125,000. Theresia L. Beckett, 56, has at least eight pending felony charges related to alleged prescription forgeries at Spokane pharmacies since last...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

Traffic stop reveals meth, stolen property

A suspected methamphetamine dealer was arrested early today after deputies spotted him driving on a suspended license, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office said. Anthony L. Haines, 23, had a checkbook and credit card stolen in a burglary when deputies stopped his 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass at...

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011

Probe continues into Sh***y Goulsby

Police continue their investigation into Rai A. "Sh***y" Goulsby this week, serving search warrant on his car and laptop computer. Goulsby, 45, was arrested last week on a leading organized crime charge for allegedly directing a check forgery ring. Goulsby reportedly told police he manufactured...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011

Suspect's nickname is profane word 

A man whose nickname is a profane word faces a charge of leading organized crime for an alleged check forgery ring in Spokane County. Rai A. "Sh***y" Goulsby, 45, (pictured) is accused of directing two sisters to cash forged payroll checks from McDonald's. Shakayla Fay...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011

Ex-car dealer accused of identity theft

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that lead to the arrest of an ex-car salesman accused of ripping off his former place of employment. Jeremy M. Frechette, 37, was to buy a 1999 Dodge Durango from TCS Auto Wholesale, 2915 E. Sprague Ave.,...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011

Drug robbery targets chronic DUI suspect

A violent home-invasion robbery in Spokane Valley last month targeted a former sheriff's deputy with a history of DUI crashes. James L. Crabtree, 49, was struck in the head with a claw hammer early Jan. 21 by a man who demanded "dope and money," according...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011

Prescription leads to arrest, not 90 pills

A forged prescription intended to garner 90 Hydrocodone pills instead led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Spokane Valley man on Thursday. Employees at Walgreens, 2702 N. Argonne Road, suspected Robert G. Morey was handing them a forged prescription and called 911 after an employees...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Men admit to stealing dead people's IDs

Two Spokane men who used the names of dead people to create driver's licenses and pass bad checks are headed to federal prison. Alphonso Guster, 46, and Vladimir A. Bibas, 25, were arrested in December after passing checks at Walmart in Moscow, Idaho. The men...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010

Police: Sister's ID theft brings felony charges

A Spokane woman's alleged attempt to hide her identity during a drunken driving arrest apparently backfired - twice. Police suspected Megan M. Managhan, 28, was drunk when she was stopped last week at University and Springfield for an alleged vehicle equipment violation. But Managhan added...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010

Stolen mail tied to Spokane ID theft scheme

An investigation into stolen mail led detectives to an identity theft scheme allegedly orchestrated by a Spokane woman they say was “kind of relieved” when she was arrested. “She dw.ckltold us we were good,” Spokane County sheriff’s Detective Dean MeyerÖ said of the suspect, Jacquelyn...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

'Problem gambler' accused of theft, forgery

A Spokane woman who reportedly told police she's a problem gambler is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from her employer.Wendy J. Tappa, 55, was arrested Thursday on charges of fraud and first-degree theft after Spokane Valley police say she forged and cashed checks from...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help identify a suspected check forger.
The man pictured in the Nike sweatshirt is accused of cashing checks stolen from 1997 Dodge Dakota in the 3700 block of North Audubon between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. A GPS device also was stolen from the car.
In the days following the break-in, the unidentified man forged and cashed checks totaling more than $1,2000 at Fred Meyer, Huckleberry's and other businesses. (Crime Stoppers)

Tips sought on check-forgery suspect

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help identify a suspected check forger. The man pictured in the Nike sweatshirt is accused of cashing checks stolen from 1997 Dodge Dakota in the 3700 block of North Audubon. A GPS device also was stolen...

Continue reading this post »

Public safety news from the Inland Northwest and beyond.