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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Indictment says two former employees embezzled at least $800,000 from Silverwood Theme Park

Silverwood’s former accounting manager, Melissa K. Foeller, and former Chief Financial Officer Christopher A. Wyatt each face five counts of grand theft.

Former autism therapist jailed for embezzlement

A former Idaho autism therapist accused of embezzling from her clients has been sentenced.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Former Microsoft director indicted on embezzlement charges

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Microsoft sports marketing director with five counts of wire fraud, accusing him of attempting to embezzle $1.5 million from the company and using his …

State auditors investigating ‘suspected loss of public funds’ in Spokane County

An anonymous tipster this week alerted several local news outlets to the investigation, saying a large amount of taxpayer money had been stolen by an employee of the county’s risk …

Northern Idaho woman denies theft from midwifery clinic

A northern Idaho woman is denying that she embezzled money from a Sandpoint midwifery clinic.

Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

The government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman – and …

Montana man who embezzled from construction firm sentenced

A Montana man who embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from a construction firm has received a four-year suspended sentence and must complete 100 hours of community service.

Bulgaria’s ex-intelligence chief sentenced for embezzlement

A military court has sentenced Bulgaria’s former intelligence chief to 15 years in prison for embezzling millions in public funds.

Idaho woman gets 30 years for embezzling $2 million

An eastern Idaho woman who embezzled more than $2 million from her employer that she gambled at casinos has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Idaho woman pleads guilty in $2 million embezzlement case

An Idaho woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from her employers is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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.

UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

Woman gets prison for embezzling $750,000 from former astronaut

A former Orcas Island bookkeeper will serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges for embezzling more than $750,000 from a former NASA astronaut and his wife.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Idaho state worker accused in Post Falls homeowners association embezzlement

An Idaho state employee is facing charges related to almost $13,400 taken from a Post Falls-based homeowners association.

College library’s sprinkler system installed without water pipes

A contract employee who was to install a fire sprinkler system in the library at Montana State University Billings is charged with theft by embezzlement for selling or disposing of …

YMCA’s suit seeks repayment of embezzled money

The Longview YMCA is suing to seek repayment from its former bookkeeper who embezzled half a million dollars from the nonprofit group.

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.

Former Idaho hospital CFO surrenders on embezzlement charges

The former chief financial officer of the hospital in Sandpoint has turned herself in on embezzlement charges.

This day in history: Breakfast a trying meal for the family

Breakfast, an S-R columnist wrote, is the most “trying” meal of the day.

This day in history: Breakfast a trying meal for the family

Breakfast, an S-R columnist wrote, is the most “trying” meal of the day.

Ex-clerk in Athol sentenced to prison for stealing $418,000 from city

Athol’s former city clerk will serve four years in prison for embezzling nearly $418,000 from the small North Idaho city’s budget over five years. Sally R. Hansen, who served as …

Valley bank manager admits stealing money

A former Spokane Valley bank manager pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $92,000 from the Banner Bank branch she oversaw by pilfering cash from the till and writing phony …

Death tied to probe at nonprofit

Police are investigating the death of a woman suspected of embezzling $500,000 from a Spokane nonprofit that links people with developmental disabilities to employers. The apparent suicide of Shannon Patterson …

Trouble not over for Jesse Jackson Jr.

CHICAGO (AP) — Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from Congress might end his once-promising political career but it doesn’t mark the end of troubles for the civil rights icon’s son. Just …

Feds: Ex-comptroller to plead guilty in $53M scam

CHICAGO (AP) — A small Illinois town stunned by accusations that its longtime bookkeeper embezzled more than $50 million to live lavishly and breed horses will hear her admit it …

Woman guilty of embezzling from Coeur d’Alene

COEUR d’ALENE — A former employee of the city of Coeur d’Alene has pleaded guilty to embezzling about $365,000 over a period of five years.

Ex-Walla Walla undersheriff charged in jail thefts

WALLA WALLA — Former Walla Walla County Undersheriff Carole Lepiane has been charged with embezzling funds from the sheriff’s office.