Fraud Section

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

Former SeaTac Mayor Siefkes disbarred in WA; can’t practice law anywhere in U.S.

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: By Jack Mayne Former SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes can never again practice law in Washington state, or seek a law license in any other state in the nation following... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I believe your inaction has caused Burien to become insolvent…’

LETTER: ‘I believe your inaction has caused Burien to become insolvent…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, I believe your inaction... [Read more]

Former Burien store owner sentenced to 14 Months for Food Stamp Trafficking

Former Burien store owner sentenced to 14 Months for Food Stamp Trafficking

The former owner of Cynthia’s Polynesian Market in Burien was sentenced Monday (Dec. 19) in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 14 months in prison and three years of supervised release for food stamp... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office says ‘Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM!’

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office says ‘Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM!’

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a telephone scam that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years. Police warn that someone may call you and identify... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Fraudster trying to collect donations to purchase old fire station

SCAM ALERT: Fraudster trying to collect donations to purchase old fire station

On Friday (July 8), Discover Burien alerted local business owners about a scam involving a woman who is “trying to collect large donations from Burien businesses for the purchase of the old firehouse... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

The King County Sheriff’s Office, along with numerous residents (including us!) are warning of recent telephone scams where bad-acting fraudsters are posing as IRS agents and actually threatening... [Read more]

Burien Police assist Federal Agents with EBT fraud investigation

Burien Police assist Federal Agents with EBT fraud investigation

On Wednesday (June 10) the Burien Police Department assisted special agents with the USDA Office of Inspector General and FBI in a case of fraudulent use of the EBT Food Stamp program. Police say that... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Advertiser Fernwood at the Park will be holding a presentation by the AARP Fraud Fighters called “How to protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams” on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. “Each... [Read more]

Hundreds of Local Seniors Attend ‘Scam Jam’ to Join Fight Against Fraud

Hundreds of Local Seniors Attend ‘Scam Jam’ to Join Fight Against Fraud

Hundreds of local seniors attended ‘Scam Jam’ at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien on Monday (Sept. 17), an event aimed at helping people fight scams and fraud…

REMINDER: ‘Scam Jam’ Event is Monday at Criminal Justice Training Center

REMINDER: ‘Scam Jam’ Event is Monday at Criminal Justice Training Center

If you’re at all concerned about scams or fraud, you should consider attending the ‘Scam Jam’ workshop this coming Monday, Sept. 17 at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center…

Learn About Scams and Fraud at ‘Scam Jam’ Event on Monday, Sept. 17

Learn About Scams and Fraud at ‘Scam Jam’ Event on Monday, Sept. 17

Click image to see larger version. If you’re at all concerned about scams or fraud, you should consider attending the ‘Scam Jam’ workshop on Monday, Sept. 17 at the Washington State Criminal... [Read more]

Owner Of Burien Auto Glass Companies Sentenced To Jail For Billing Fraud

Owner Of Burien Auto Glass Companies Sentenced To Jail For Billing Fraud

Michael Alan Perkins, 44, owner of Burien-based Auto Glass Express and Premier Auto Glass, was sentenced to jail this week for a billing fraud scheme that’s alleged to have cost insurers more than $1.5... [Read more]

Exasperated Burien Widow Victim Of Mexico-Based Telephone Scam

Exasperated Burien Widow Victim Of Mexico-Based Telephone Scam

by Scott Schaefer Just days after her husband passed away, a 75-year old Burien widow was the victim of a telephone scam, and she wants our Readers to know how she was recently duped into sending money... [Read more]

Suit Filed Against Burien Auto Glass Shop Busted For Fraud

Suit Filed Against Burien Auto Glass Shop Busted For Fraud

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner announced that Allstate Insurance has filed a lawsuit against Auto Glass Express and Premier Auto Glass, located in Burien, alleging that in multiple... [Read more]

Local Auto Glass Business Charged With Insurance Fraud

Local Auto Glass Business Charged With Insurance Fraud

A local man, Michael Alan Perkins, has been charged with three counts of first-degree theft totaling $1.5M in a case that involved over-billing insurance companies for automotive glass. The charges allege... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police Warn Residents About Credit Card Scam

Normandy Park Police Warn Residents About Credit Card Scam

Normandy Park’s Police Department is reporting about a recent credit card scam, where fake cards are being sent out to residents in the mail, marked from “USAA Federal Savings Bank” and... [Read more]

Burien Biz Busted For Windshield Glass Scam; KING-TV Busted For Misspelling

Burien Biz Busted For Windshield Glass Scam; KING-TV Busted For Misspelling

KING-TV is reporting Wednesday (Jan. 6th) that Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner agents raided a Burien business called Premier Auto Glass and Auto Glass Experts investigating for evidence... [Read more]

Five Arrested In $18 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Five Arrested In $18 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Jeffrey C. Sullivan, US Attorney for the Western District of Washington announced Wednesday (June 3rd) that five people have been arrested in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme that allegedly cheated area banks and property sellers out of more than $18 million.

The five arrested include…

Seahurst Elementary School PTA Treasurer Accused Of Theft

Seahurst Elementary School PTA Treasurer Accused Of Theft

According to charges filed in King County Superior Court, Hilary Jane Pinter, PTA Treasurer for Burien’s Seahurst Elementary School, stole nearly $28,000 from the PTA account. Pinter, 34, was charged... [Read more]