An eastern Washington rancher tied to a massive fraud scheme involving cattle that didn’t exist will serve 11 years in federal prison.
The sentence handed down this week calls for 51-year-old Cody Easterday of Mesa to pay $244 million in restitution for his wire fraud conviction.
The State Auditor's Office released a review of the Employment Security Department who potentially lost more than $1 billion due to fraud in 2020.
In a statement, State Auditor Pat McCarthy said, "There are fraud prevention techniques Washington’s program could have used to lessen the impact of these schemes, but the agency’s resources also were overcome by circumstances truly beyond its con
The Chelan County Sheriff's Office is warning residents that another phone scam has started to hit the region.
This one works when a person receives a call from someone claiming to be from the Cashmere Valley Bank fraud department.
They then claim that your account has been compromised and that there has been a charge in China