Man suspected in counterfeiting operation arrested - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man suspected in counterfeiting operation arrested



















SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A man suspected of making counterfeit checks and IDs was arrested Thursday night after SWAT team members surrounded his Spokane Valley home.

Ronald Foreman, 43, may be responsible for the passing of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit checks, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities believe once Foreman made the phony checks and IDs he distributed them to a group of "subordinates" who would spend or cash the checks in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

Checking account numbers were frequently stolen from outgoing mail at residential and roadside mailboxes.

Some checks were produced to look like payroll checks while other phony checks were used to purchase merchandise.

During the office's investigation, which started in November 2009, authorities received information that Foreman may also possess explosives which is why, in part, the SWAT team was called in to assist in his arrest.

Although ingredients were located that could be used to make explosives, no evidence was found that the suspect intended to do so and the substances were not seized.

Authorities add that Foreman was paranoid and had surveillance cameras both inside and outside his home near Evergreen and 21st. It appears he was also using his children, ages 10 and 15, to patrol the area around his home, according to an office spokesperson.

Foreman was in his garage when SWAT team members closed in on his home. He came out of the garage and surrendered in his driveway.

"This guy was certainly somebody you'd probably not want to be neighbors with," said Sgt. Dave Reagan, "kind of a scary dude."

Stay with KHQ.com for more information.

Some checks were produced to look like payroll checks while other phony checks were used to purchase merchandise
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 2 stabbed to death, 1 injured on Portland train by man hurling racial slurs

    2 stabbed to death, 1 injured on Portland train by man hurling racial slurs

    Saturday, May 27 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-05-27 15:29:58 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports officers arrested a man Friday afternoon who ran from the train.  Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and turned his focus on the women.

    >>

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports officers arrested a man Friday afternoon who ran from the train.  Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and turned his focus on the women.

    >>
  • Post Falls Officer pulls over little girl in power wheels Jeep

    Post Falls Officer pulls over little girl in power wheels Jeep

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:03:49 GMT

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Hometown Heroes. Every week, we highlight someone who works in public safety for all the good work they do. Tonight is a bit of a change from the typical Hometown Hero. It's the story of a little girl who suddenly became public enemy number one. Pat Eismann was patrolling the area in Post Falls when he noticed something a bit out of the ordinary. "I saw a little girl driving a power wheels jeep down the street," Officer Eismann said....

    >>

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Hometown Heroes. Every week, we highlight someone who works in public safety for all the good work they do. Tonight is a bit of a change from the typical Hometown Hero. It's the story of a little girl who suddenly became public enemy number one. Pat Eismann was patrolling the area in Post Falls when he noticed something a bit out of the ordinary. "I saw a little girl driving a power wheels jeep down the street," Officer Eismann said....

    >>
  • $10,000 bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

    $10,000 bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

    Saturday, May 27 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-05-27 05:02:32 GMT
    (Mike Palm, The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department via AP)(Mike Palm, The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department via AP)

    LINCOLN, Neb,. (AP) - A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.      The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won't cite the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah. A police incident report says it wasn't obvious that the concrete wasn't dry and that Yasiah 

    >>

    LINCOLN, Neb,. (AP) - A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.      The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won't cite the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah. A police incident report says it wasn't obvious that the concrete wasn't dry and that Yasiah 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/