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Investigation in mail theft, fraud checks leads to two arrests

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

From staff reports

Spokane County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two people Thursday on allegations they stole mail from 20 or more victims and attempted to use fake checks in local banks.

Carma R. Jones, 44, and Jaime D. Spain, 46, were arrested Thursday after a three-week-long investigation. The Sheriff’s Office’s Investigative Task Force, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Spokane Valley Investigative Unit worked together on the case.

Jones is being charged with four counts of alleged identity theft, four counts of forgery, possession of stolen property, theft and financial fraud. Spain is being charged with alleged identity theft, forgery and possession of stolen property.

Detectives expect to file more charges.

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