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Post falls woman sentenced for bankruptcy fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

COEUR D’ ALENE - Rebecca C. Buell, 48, of Post Falls, Idaho, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge in Coeur d’Alene for concealing assets in a bankruptcy proceeding. She was sentenced to three years probation, including 150 hours community service, and ordered to pay $38,960.53 in restitution. Buell pleaded guilty to the felony charge on January 31, 2017.

According to court records, while in bankruptcy proceedings, Buell failed to disclose to the bankruptcy trustee $38,960.53 she received in an inheritance. After discovering the concealment, the trustee referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney' Office for investigation and prosecution.


This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation section.

Updated June 28, 2017