TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Amy Lyn O’Neill of Tucson has been sentenced to 4 years of probation with 30 days in jail for embezzling funds from the Jimmy Jet Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving the Arizona National Guard’s 162nd Fighter Wing. O’Neill was convicted of one count of Solicitation to Commit Theft on June 21, a class 4 felony, after being indicted in December 2021.
O’Neill is the former president of the Jimmy Jet Foundation, which serves the 162nd Fighter Wing members, their families, and the Tucson community. In her former capacity as president, O’Neill embezzled money from approximately October 29, 2019, to May 20, 2021. O’Neill used the embezzled funds as follows:
- $9,693.82 in personal mortgage payments;
- $37,761.21 in personal credit card payments;
- $18,631.75 in personal ATM withdrawals; and
- $18,357.75 in personal purchases.
As part of the sentencing agreement, O’Neill will be required to fully repay $84,444.45 in restitution to the Jimmy Jet Foundation, including $65,000 in restitution that was paid before sentencing.
O’Neill also transferred $79,000 from the Jimmy Jet Foundation Janus Henderson account to the Jimmy Jet Foundation bank account to cover up personal purchases made using Jimmy Jet Foundation funds. These funds, however, were recovered by the Jimmy Jet Foundation.
This case was investigated by the Arizona Attorney General’s Special Investigations Section and was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Jordan Emerson.
A copy of the sentencing agreement is available here.
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