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 ( ) 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,

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