Deputies arrest suspects in Veterans Assistance fraud

Deputies arrest suspects in Veterans Assistance fraud

PASCO, Wash. - Two people from Pasco are in jail on suspicion of getting thousands of dollars from the Franklin County Veterans Assistance fund.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) investigated the alleged fraud after the Auditor's Office notified deputies, Wednesday.

Upon investigation, deputies arrested Patricia Kay Gable, 60, and Edward Reiner, 65, at the Franklin County Auditor’s Office around 10 a.m., Friday. Officers booked the suspects into Franklin County Jail.

They were last known to live at the 1800 block of West Lewis Street.

Investigators believe the two obtained funds through fraud since 2012, or longer.

The Franklin County Prosecutors Office are reviewing the charges and the FCSO continues to investigate this case.

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