Idaho angler pleads guilty to fishing fraud

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

DownloadedFile A program paying anglers to catch trout from Lake Pend Oreille to aid the struggling kokanee population has led to a scam in the amount of $6,645. We kid you not! Christopher Pluntz, 44, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft after investigators discovered the 443 rainbow trout heads he turned in for $15 each were from a coastal variety fish. Coeur d’Alene Press.

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