Retiree wanted to help poor, man charged with helping himself to her money

A federal grand jury this week indicted a Kansas City man on charges he fleeced a retiree who first gave him money to help the poor. Gregory T. Evans, 59, co-owner of Regal Homes LLC, is charged for a wire fraud scheme. From a media release ...
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Tattoo parlor owner charged with digital peeping

The owner of a tattoo parlor on Troost Avenue faces multiple counts of spying on people in an apartment in his building. Rodney S. Sanell, 48, is charged with 42 counts of invasion of privacy for using cameras that recorded five victims partially ...
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KC man, 63 years old, robs with nitro threats, gets prison until about age 80

So much for James T. Smith’s golden years. A federal judge in Kansas City today sentenced the Kansas City man to 16 years and seven months for robbing a bank and trying to rob a casino. The prison term for Smith, 63, also included two consecutive ...

Police looking for Ward Parkway bank robbery suspects

Police and the FBI are looking for two men who robbed a bank on Ward Parkway this morning. Both were armed when they robbed Bank Midwest, 7904 Ward Parkway, shortly after 9 a.m. Also from an FBI media release: One is described as a black male ...

Prolific embezzler gets 22 years

A federal judge in Kansas City on Tuesday sentenced a woman with a history of embezzlement to 22 years. Susan E. Prophet, 46, of Bucyrus, Kan., pleaded guilty previously to bank fraud and identity theft for stealing $543,000 from Dorfman Plumbing ...
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Someone stole all of family’s possessions as they passed through KC

Someone made off with this truck and trailer last night – taking every last belonging of a family from West Virginia that was passing through Kansas City. Kansas City Police now are asking for help finding the vehicles stolen last night ...

KC man faces charges for advertising explosive devices on Facebook

A Kansas City man is facing felony charges for advertising explosives on Facebook. Police records show James E. Dunlap offered “commercial and improvised explosive devices” for sale on the social media site. Bomb/arson and gang detectives ...
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Police ask help to ID south KC shooter, dog killer

Police today asked for public help in identifying a sketch of a man who shot a victim four times and killed Duke, the victim’s dog. The reward in the case stands at $15,000 for anonymous information provided to the Greater Kansas City Crime ...

Big theft leads to bankruptcy, questionable home decor and prison

When your accountant is handling matters, better watch the accountant. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Kansas City woman to five years in prison for stealing so much for so long that the company she worked for went bankrupt. Accountant ...
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Joy greets a new prison in KC

In an unusual twist, city council members on Thursday praised all who helped land a prison in the West Bottoms. That is because the new state minimum security prison to start this fall is a reuse of the Kansas City Community Release Center, ...