Christina Goodenow found out the hard way that theft in Oregon doesn't pay; at least if you get caught. Ms. Goodenow was the happy winner of a $1,000,000. Oregon lottery ticket. When she claimed her prize she elected to take it installments of $50,000 per year for the next twenty years. She hit the street with her first check and the good times began.
In a disappointing decision the Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld a Sentencing Guidelines enhancement for obstructing justice where the underlying "obstruction" did not occur in the criminal case itself, but in a private civil lawsuit.
After being arrested in Portland earlier this month, an elderly has been indicted of stealing multiple credit cards taken while the victims were working or visiting patients at a local hospital.