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Psychic Sentenced for Decade-Long Con Of Timber Heir

A psychic who used an elaborate con to steal millions of dollars from the heir to an Oregon timber fortune has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

CBS Seattle–02/19/2015

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Financial Adviser Sentenced For Stealing From Elderly

A Bellingham tax and financial adviser convicted of stealing $255,000 from 26 elderly clients has been sentenced to 51 years in prison.

CBS Seattle–01/05/2015

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Psychic Pleads Guilty In Duping Of Timber Heir

A psychic has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax charges after authorities said she duped the heir to an Oregon timber fortune of millions of dollars and used some of it to travel with her boyfriend and buy expensive cars

CBS Seattle–10/16/2014

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Former Oregon Executive Sentenced For Wire Fraud

Prosecutors say the 47-year-old man stole more than $1.4 million from his company by submitting expense reports that either falsified or inflated the amounts to which he was entitled

CBS Seattle–10/03/2014

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Seattle Man To Change Plea In Medicare Fraud Case

A Seattle doctor accused of turning in phony Medicare claims that included nursing home visits to patients who were dead says he will plead guilty.

02/20/2014

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Feds Arrest Man Accused Of Internet Sales Scam

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Seattle says a 47-year-old man from Spain has been arrested in connection with an Internet sales scam that used false postings and a fake payment process to collect nearly $950,000 from unsuspecting buyers.

CBS Seattle–08/16/2013

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Police: Eastern Washington Crime Lab Manager Falsified Work

The manager of the state crime lab in Cheney resigned last week as authorities determined he lied about performing work in several cases, the Washington State Patrol said Tuesday.

CBS Seattle–04/16/2013

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Local Musician Faces Fraud Charges For Phony Projects

A Portland-area musician has been arrested on charges he raised more than $525,000 for fictitious music projects – including one that purportedly involved Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Jack White.

CBS Seattle–01/30/2013

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Madoff Victims Get $2.5 Billion

A court-appointed trustee in New York has mailed out $2.5 billion in checks to victims of Bernard Madoff’s massive fraud.

CBS Seattle–09/20/2012

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Man Gets Community Service For PFD Fraud

A 71-year-old former Alaskan will perform community work and pay $8,000 restitution after his conviction for defrauding the state for a permanent fund dividend check.

09/05/2012

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