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Sunday, November 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Bail-jumping charge sends thief to prison

A Spokane man convicted of stealing money from a homeless woman who gave him her savings to rent a home is headed to prison. But it wasn’t the theft that …


Suspect in Davenport Hotel fraud convicted in Louisiana

A man accused of stealing from the Davenport Hotel after being hired under a stolen identity has been sentenced in federal court in Louisiana for a similar scheme. William Joseph …


Con artist gets five-year sentence

A former Washington legislative candidate and convicted conman will spend five years in prison for a scheme that bilked a Coeur d’Alene woman out of her high-end riverside home and …


Ponzi scheme victim objects to plea deal

A former Sandpoint real estate agent has pleaded guilty to six federal felonies for a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $2 million. Dale Edward Lowell, 59, now of …


Phony covert military agent gets six months for swindle

A man who convinced his girlfriend he was a covert military agent and swindled thousands of dollars to fund his gambling habit will spend the next six months in jail. …