Author accused of poisoning husband owed more than $2 million according to police
May 18, 2023, 7:12 PM
(KPCW.org via AP)
KAMAS, Utah — Police say the Kamas author accused of poisoning her husband owed more than $2 million in loans.
Police have amended charging documents and say Kouri Richens owed a lender at least $1.8 million and owed almost $200,000 in taxes.
According to court documents filed Thursday, she owed her husband $500,000 for allegedly withdrawing money from his band account. She allegedly spent tens of thousands on his credit cards a couple of years before his death. Richens told him she would repay the money.
Additionally, court documents allege Richens arranged for a locksmith to drill into her late husband’s safe just two days after he died. There was more than $100,000 in the safe, which she then allegedly used to buy fentanyl.
Jessica Lowell contributed to this article.
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