Downtown Coeur d'Alene , Kootenai County. Courtesy of Quicksilver Photography.
This unit is divided into two sections: Property Crimes and Financial/White Collar Crimes: Property crimes are committed against property such as: burglary, a malicious injury to property, and arson. “White Collar” crimes are those complex types of cases involving frauds of all types including identity theft, computer fraud, and a myriad of schemes.
These schemes include those such as the advanced fee scheme, the charity switch, and many other frauds. Fraud is where a suspect knowingly or intentionally conceals, misrepresents and makes false statements to either deny or obtain monetary benefit or profit from the victim.
One of the most effective tools you can use to help prevent crime and recover stolen property in Kootenai County is recording/photographing your personal property. To increase the chance of receiving your stolen property back a downloadable KCSO Property List Form has been provided for your use to document all your personal property.
Writing down each item with the make, model and serial number will increase the possibility of having your property returned to you. Items like jewelry and antiques that do not have a serial number or any identifiable markings will need to be photographed.