COLVILLE, Wash. — Law enforcement officials in eastern Washington say an editor of a weekly newspaper was involved in several shoplifting incidents at a grocery store.

The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/2rd9k6z ) reports that 38-year-old Kevin T. Hulten allegedly stole an estimated $112 in various items in March.

Colville police say they used video surveillance to identify Hulten leaving the store without paying for flowers and a cart full of groceries.

Hulten is an editor at the Statesman-Examiner. The newspaper declined to comment.

Previously, Hulton worked as an aide to Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon — where Hulton was fined $2,500 in 2013 by the Public Disclosure Commission for using a work computer to conduct research against Reardon’s political opponents.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.