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14-Time Convicted Felon Arrested

Posted 9/19/2013 11:32 AM by MDGREGORY

Today, September 19th, 2013, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office Investigative Task Force (ITF), Spokane Valley Property Crimes Detectives and U.S. Postal Inspectors served a search warrant at 11910 E. Broadway. This warrant was the result of an investigation into the production of counterfeit checks by 38-year-old, 14-time convicted felon Robert J. Childress.

Childress had used these counterfeit checks at several businesses throughout Spokane County resulting in thousands of dollars in losses for these businesses. Today investigators seized numerous laptop computers, methamphetamine, numerous items purchased with the counterfeit checks as well as stolen identification of victims. The Sheriff's Office ITF, along with the U.S. Postal Inspectors, arrested Childress back in 2009 for similar charges.

Childress was just booked into jail on August 31st for possession of a controlled substance.

Childress was booked into the Spokane County Jail today for the following charges:
• 2-counts of Identity Theft
• 1-count of 2nd Degree Theft
• 1-count of Unlawful Production of a Payment Instrument
• 4-counts of Forgery.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.