San Tan Valley Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced April Mooney was sentenced to five years in prison after stealing approximately $240,000 from her employer. Mooney was sentenced after a jury found her guilty of one count of Theft and four counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices last month.  Mooney stole $240,000 and used the money to pay for vacations, dining, shopping, and ATM withdrawals at various casinos.

“Mooney’s theft forced her former employer to lay off some of her co-workers and take out loans just to keep their doors open,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “This sentence holds Mooney accountable for stealing thousands of dollars from a small business that trusted her to be their bookkeeper."

From 2010 to 2014, Mooney worked at J.F. Ellis Corporation, a construction business in Gilbert, Arizona.  Gilbert Police Department investigators found Mooney used four different fraud schemes to steal approximately $240,000 from J.F. Ellis Corp.

The Court sentenced Mooney to the presumptive term of five years in prison on the Theft count and to supervised probation with white collar terms for seven years on the four Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices count.

Assistant Attorneys General Joseph Waters and Beverly Rudnick prosecuted this case.

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