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Tacoma man tries to claim $20,000 for fake dead cat

A man who filed a $20,000 insurance claim for a fake dead cat faces charges of first-degree attempted theft and felony insurance fraud, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner said Thursday.

The 29-year-old Tacoma resident used animal photos from the Internet in the alleged scheme.

He filed a claim for a minor traffic accident in 2009. More than two years later he asked for additional payment, claiming his “beloved cat Tom” was killed in the accident, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner said.

The office said the man told the insurance company that the cat had been like a son

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Animal control takes about 40 cats from Spanaway home, took more than 120 from same woman in 2009

Animal control says it confiscated about 40 cats earlier this month from a Spanaway home that it took more than 120 cats from in 2009.

Officials rounded up most of the cats June 13 and set live traps that captured several more the following week, said animal control supervisor Brian Boman. He described the animals as wild.

Animal control responded after receiving a complaint about many cats coming and going from the house.

The woman who owned the animals will not be prosecuted, because the cats were all healthy. Prosecuting for animal cruelty requires that the animals have been in

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