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March 7, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Tacoma detective’s ex-wife charged with identity theft

TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have charged the ex-wife of a retired Tacoma police detective with multiple counts of identity theft, forgery and theft. They allege that Rhoda Ramirez took advantage of the man, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Ramirez is also a former Tacoma police officer. The News Tribune reports that Ramirez’s lawyer Barbara Corey says…

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September 27, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Seattle identity thief sentenced to nearly 4 years for stealing mail

A Seattle man was sentenced today to 44 months in federal prison for breaking into dozens of mailboxes and using the information he found to steal identities, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Wilfredo Bermudez, 40, was arrested last November after stealing from mailboxes in King, Pierce and Thurston counties over a span of 13 months, the U.S….

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June 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

WSP settles with Spokane firefighter for $2.4M

The Associated Press SPOKANE  — The Washington State Patrol will pay $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit with a Spokane firefighter who was wrongly accused in 2008 of possessing child pornography. An investigation discovered too late that Todd Chism was a victim of identity theft. In a statement from the patrol Friday, Risk Manager Donald Sorenson apologized for…

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