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N. Idaho autism therapist accused of defrauding clients

March 13, 2018

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho autism therapist from Naples that authorities say defrauded clients is facing four felony charges.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Krista Louise Kreiger-Hurst of Imagine Behavioral & Development Services in Sandpoint was arrested Thursday and is charged with two counts of grand theft and two counts of financial transaction card fraud.

A Ponderay police affidavit says Kreiger-Hurst unlawfully obtained a woman’s financial transaction card last year and ran up $3,193 in fraudulent charges.

The affidavit says Kreiger-Hurst was confronted about the thefts and confessed, saying she was having a hard time making ends meet.

Kreiger-Hurst is further accused to stealing a Sagle woman’s debit card in January.

Kreiger-Hurst sought a public defender but the request was denied. It’s not clear from online records if she’s hired an attorney.

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Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee, http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com

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