NW Woman Editor Charged With Identity Theft, Cyberstalking

SPOKANE, Wash. - The editor of Northwest Woman Magazine, published in Spokane, is wrapped up in an identity theft case. The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office is charging Charity Doyl with identity theft, theft and cyberstalking.

Northwest Woman Magazine is published out of offices on Spokane's South Hill and reaches about 40,000 people. The editor, Charity Doyl, is involved in an identity theft and cyberstalking case that reaches back to late 2009.

In court documents obtained by KXLY, her accuser is also her ex-boyfriend, Martin Dow of Glen Dow Academy. Dow told officers that after the two broke up he began receiving threatening and harassing emails from Doyl.

The threatening emails included an eVite invitation to a Super Bowl party. The title of the eVite reads: DON'T PISS ME OFF ? I HAVE YOUR EMAIL LIST. The email addresses she is alluding to, according to court documents, are the thousands of email address contacts Dow has as a business owner.

Months after the threats and stalking took place, Dow found a new girlfriend, and court documents say, the harassment resurfaced.

This time, Dow told police, Doyl used his credit card or credit card number to rack up over $3500 worth of Russian goods and send them to his office. According to court documents, on May 18th 2010 Dow received a shipment of fresh Russian fish. The deliveries continued that day, and he received caviar and Russian magazines and newspapers.

Coincidentally or not, Dow's new girlfriend was a Russian immigrant.

Dow released this statement to KXLY regarding the criminal case against his ex-girlfriend:

?My Family and I have spent four decades building our school's reputation through honesty and dedication to excellence. We have tried our utmost to do our best for our students and community. We have weathered many storms including economic downturns and yet the reputation of our school and students continues to grow.There has been no threat to our livelihood, nor to me personally, more potentially onerous than false and malicious information posted or threatened to be posted on electronic networks. We hope that, in the future, honest businesses and business people aren't harmed by the spread of false information on the internet.?

Attempts to reach Doyl by phone and at the magazine's office were not successful. Doyl's lawyer, Chris Bugbee, also did not return our calls.

The case is in the hands of the Spokane County Prosecutor with a trial date set for August 8th.