Crime

Tacoma woman accused of threatening detective

A Tacoma woman being investigated for disability fraud repeatedly threatened the detective on her case, authorities allege.

The Washington State Patrol opened a case against Beverley Riling on March 10. Nine days later, the detective said he received four threatening voice mails from Riling.

The caller warned the detective to keep his eyes open, complained that he was messing up lives and expressed a wish for someone to blow his head off.

“You should be able to be found and if it takes to the end of my days, I will find you,” Riling allegedly said in one voice mail.

The detective, who said he was concerned for his safety, reported the voice mails.

Prosecutors charged Riling, 50, with felony harassment. She pleaded not guilty Wednesday and is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

No charges have been filed in connection with the alleged disability fraud.

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