Theft from bank account warrants more restitution

Regarding the story about the a Bellingham bank employee and another woman who stole more than $350,000 from the account of an elderly lady: They were given sentences of two to three months, and are required to pay back $15,000.00. What? First of all this slap on the wrist is a cruel joke. They should remain in custody until most of the money is paid back. Also, shouldn’t the bank bear some of the responsibility for this atrocity? If this lack of punishment is allowed to stand, it reinforces the old adage that yes, crime indeed does pay!

James Tobler

Lynnwood

Talk to us

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, March 28

A sketchy look at the day in the Covid-19 outbreak (and politics).… Continue reading

Editorial: Covid-19 threatens census; you can help fix that

The outbreak’s response has complicated census efforts, making our timely response crucial to its success.

Schwab: Covid-19 outbreak may put Trumpism’s tenets to test

Covid-19 has turned America into a massive social experiment; a test of liberalism vs. Trumpism.

Commentary: We might need some ‘social-media distancing’ now

Facebook and Twitter may be throwing too much information at us, little of it useful or reliable.

Great to see kids’ letters to the editor

I love to write letters and applaud whomever came up with the… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Friday, March 27

A sketchy look at the day in the Covid-19 outbreak (and politics).… Continue reading

Commentary: Local journalism needs coronavirus stimulus, too

Readership is up, but as businesses close, advertising revenue is down. Local news sources need help.

Herald homework: Mom’s a great teacher, but I miss school

My school is closed because of the coronavirus. A lot of people… Continue reading

Editorial: Stay home as much as possible. Please.

Every trip outside your home puts you and others at risk. Keep those trips to the absolute minimum.

Most Read