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More Businesses Snared in Pasco Biofuel Fraud Scheme
Another business owner is facing fraud charges after it was found they participated in a green energy fraudulent business based out of Pasco.
You may recall in 2017 Scott C. Johnson, 43, of Burbank, was sentenced to 8 years in prison over his role in green power fraud stemming from the now defunct Pa…
Alert Clerk Busts ID Thief Who Flees Before Cops Arrive
Pasco police are on the alert for this probable ID fraud suspect, after a clerk who was paying close attention busted him.
Saturday evening this guy attempted to cash a check at the Rivera Wireless store at 10th and Lewis in Pasco. He presented a work check and ID card, but the clerk noticed the ID w…
Businessman in Jail Over Alleged Franklin County Investment Scam
A Ponzi, or pyramid, scheme launched about two years ago by a bankrupt Tri-City businessman has landed him in jail, facing charges in Franklin and Benton Counties. It also has his partner in hot water and facing arrest.
The man's wife has not been charged, but was allegedly part of a check kitin…
Fraud Suspect ID'd, No Word Yet on Arrest in West Richland
In an update Monday, West Richland police say they've identified the woman in this image, but have not reported an arrest.
A few days ago, police issued a bulletin with this ATM photo taken of this person, they were wanted in relation to a fraud case being worked by police...
New "Overpayment" Check Scam Making Rounds in Tri-Cities
West Richland Police say they're seeing, along with other law enforcement agencies, an increase in what's often called "check overpayment scams."
Authorities say they usually involve online for sale sites, especially on social media. Many of them are done with sellers who …
Pasco Green Energy Co. Owner to Be Deported, Case Gets Bizarre!
A former immigrant who defrauded investors of millions of dollars over a defunct Port of Pasco green energy plant may not be from Europe after all, and new charges claim he used a dead baby's ID to obtain a passport.
You may recall a few years ago we told you about Green Power, a plan to turn mu…
Fake Credit Union Mortgage Fraud Hits Tri-Cities
This one turned up in Richland, but police suspect more will be found.
A resident brought this into police this week, it's a card they got in the mail, claiming to be from HAPO Community Credit Union. For starters, this person doesn't have a mortgage with them, and second, neither HAPO or a…

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