State Employee Accused of Embezzlement

Phoenix -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the arrests and indictments of 48- year- old Susan Marie Rall and her husband 60- year- old David Jerome Rall. The couple is accused of embezzling approximately $34,000 from the state during Susan Rall’s time as an employee of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The couple was charged with seven felony counts including Conspiracy, Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft, Money Laundering, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Attempted Theft and Forgery.

On January 28, 2015, ADEQ staff became aware of financial irregularities involving purchases Susan Rall had initiated in her role as a business officer for the agency. In addition to the $34,000 Rall is accused of embezzling, ADEQ staff also uncovered $19,000 in fraudulent purchase orders that Rall had submitted. After completing further preliminary investigation of financial documentation, ADEQ escalated the matter to the Attorney General’s Office and dismissed Rall the following day. 

Subsequent investigation by the Attorney General’s Office revealed that between August 2014 and January 2015, Susan Rall processed and approved false invoices payable to two companies that she and her husband owned: D & S Investors LLC and Cerca Trova Enterprises LLC.

This case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Office Special Investigations Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Theodore Campagnolo.

For more information, members of the media may contact the Attorney General's Office at (602) 542-5025.