Stories tagged: fraud
Thu., Dec. 12, 2019
Ten former NFL players have been charged with defrauding the league’s healthcare benefit program
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Harry Forbes, 20, went door-to-door in the Rockwood district, telling housewives, “Can you help a poor soldier who lost an arm in the war?
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
Spokane dentist Dr. Nicholas Harker, 36, who is accused of fraudulently prescribing his sister opioids and taking them himself, had a February trial date set in Spokane Superior Court Wednesday, …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
A former Oregon certified public accountant who stole about $4.5 million from his clients to support his “Playboy” lifestyle and marijuana business has been sentenced to prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports …
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
A whistleblower who warned regulators about Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is now accusing General Electric of misleading investors, sending the company’s stock on a downward spiral.
Wed., June 19, 2019
A cause of death for the 60-year-old Nelson was not available Tuesday, and federal prison officials referred questions in writing to the warden of the medium-security facility where she was …
Wed., May 1, 2019
A superstitious person might wonder if there’s a curse on the Ridpath Hotel, whose history has been marked by saviors who turn out to be con men.
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019
Rachel Dolezal agrees to pay back $8,847, complete community service to avoid trial on welfare fraud charges
Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, entered the diversion agreement March 25 in Spokane County Superior Court. She could still face a trial on the original …
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019
The SEC said that between April 2014 and May 2015, Volkswagen issued more than $13 billion in bonds and asset-backed securities in U.S. markets when senior executives knew that more …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019
Spokane County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested two individuals Thursday on allegations they stole mail from 20 or more victims and attempted to use fake checks in local banks.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
One of more than a dozen witnesses alleging ballot misconduct in the nation’s last undecided congressional election now faces drug and weapons charges.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Credit fraud and credit repair, although not on the same level of loss and anxiety, are two separate challenges – report and repair.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
Lawyers for a German journalist found to have fabricated information for numerous articles said Thursday that he denies having used for himself donations given by readers to help nonexistent Syrian …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
Police are asking for help to identify a woman who is suspected of identify theft and fraud.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Scott K. Brett, of Spokane, was found not guilty of wire fraud Friday by a jury in Richland. He was indicted two years ago on a charge of misappropriating nearly …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
A Washington state man who served nearly three years in federal prison for an $800,000 fraud – only to steal $12.7 million in a different scam after his release – …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
A former Skagit County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole money from a fund for police dog training.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
After three days of dramatic and sometimes salacious testimony in the trial of Paul Manafort, prosecutors returned to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign …
Wed., July 11, 2018
The four Meridian men
Wed., June 20, 2018
A Washington state woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $290,000 from a Costco warehouse over five years.
Fri., June 15, 2018
Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought …
Wed., June 13, 2018
The nation’s top bank regulator told members of Congress on Wednesday that his agency found about 20,000 accounts that may have been opened without customers’ authorization or had other problems …
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018
Rachel Dolezal – now Nkechi Diallo after legally changing her name in 2016 – is accused of illegally receiving $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance in …
Mon., April 16, 2018
A Florida man said the letter “o” from a Hooters sign blew off the wall and landed on his foot, leaving him with injuries, but surveillance video said otherwise.
Fri., March 16, 2018
Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face old charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering, prosecutors announced Friday, deepening the legal woes of a leader whose tenure was marked …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018
Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford University dropout once billed as the “next Steve Jobs,” has forfeited control of Theranos, the blood-testing startup she founded, and will pay $500,000 to settle charges …