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