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Saturday, January 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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‘One-man crime wave’ with 30 felonies hits Spokane

A Maryland fugitive who impersonated a federal agent in Oregon is suspected of using bad checks to bilk local businesses out of thousands of dollars. Ricky Wayne Everett has 30 …


Fraud suspect with 30 felony convictions back in jail

A Maryland fugitive who impersonated a federal agent in Oregon is suspected of using bad checks to bilk local businesses out of thousands of dollars. Ricky Wayne Everett has 30 …


Scam artists targeting the elderly

As far as crime goes, there is low, there’s downright dirty and then there’s the grandparents scam.


Swine flu-fighting scams lurk on Internet, FDA warns

Air “sterilizers.” A photon machine. Supplement pills to boost the immune system. Protective shampoos and face masks. Even fake Tamiflu. These and other products making bogus claims to prevent or …


Spokane woman, 73, sniffs out parking lot scam

Edie Linane wouldn’t fall for it. She knew her 1976 Chevy Nova couldn’t have done the damage that the woman claimed during a confrontation in a Spokane grocery store parking …


Frauds target elderly, experts warn

Con artists are preying on recession-hit older Americans with new scams including bogus job offers and equity skimming deals. Sometimes it’s even worse.


Driving-school charges dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed all criminal charges against six men associated with operating a commercial driving school in Spokane. The six were arrested earlier this year after the FBI …