1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 11/01/2013 03:59 AM

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) – State police have arrested a former Oregon Department of Corrections employee accused of taking money from an inmate’s account. Authorities say a Marion County grand jury indicted John Sipple on six counts of first-degree theft. The 69-year-old Sipple was taken into custody yesterday at his home in Salem.

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) – Authorities arrested three California residents at Portland International Airport in a major counterfeit credit card bust. Beaverton police say they discovered more than 200 counterfeit credit cards, gift cards, fake driver’s licenses and merchandise from Portland area businesses. Thirty-five-year-old Robert Brown, 28-year-old Daviel Brown and 23-year-old Blake Littles of Pixley were arrested last week.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman who pleaded guilty to money laundering has been sentenced to five years of probation and must pay $48,000 to the government. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Portland says 25-year-old Janelle Fuston was working at a Beaverton credit union in 2011 and 2012 when she laundered more than $120,000 in drug proceeds for her ex-boyfriend.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – State auditors say some University of Oregon employees were allowed to use overtime to get around money-saving furlough days and pay freezes. The Secretary of State’s Office released the report yesterday, in which auditors found problems on the time sheets for 13 employees of the Institute of Neuroscience. The audit says emails confirmed that payroll personnel would add overtime to the timesheets if employees forgot to do it.


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