201712

SCAM ALERT: Be Cautious When Purchasing Last Minute Gift Cards

PHOENIX - As the countdown to Christmas begins, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking Arizonans to be extra cautious when making last-minute gift card purchases.

“Gift cards are one of the most requested items on holiday wish lists. Unfortunately, thieves like gift cards too,” said Attorney General Brnovich. “Con-artists are now able to scan gift card numbers inside the store and drain away balances before you can even use the card.”

Tucson Hair Stylist Found Guilty of Stealing $300,000 from 94 Year Old

TUCSON - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Tucson jury took a little over two hours to convict Supranom “Addy” Klos of stealing from a 94-year-old vulnerable adult with dementia. Klos gambled away $300,000 in 4 months which was most of the victim’s life savings.

Klos was the victim’s hair stylist and cultivated a friendship with the victim and her husband more than 20 years ago. The victim’s husband died in 2011 and eventually Klos was given power of attorney.

AG Brnovich Files Motion to Stop Serial Litigator in Federal Court

PHOENIX - Today, the Attorney General’s Office filed a motion to intervene in a federal court case in an attempt to stop a serial litigator from filing frivolous lawsuits against Arizona businesses in federal court.

In the filing, the State is seeking a court order declaring Plaintiffs’ counsel, Peter Strojnik, a vexatious litigant for repeatedly abusing Arizona courts with baseless lawsuits. The designation would mean Strojnik could not file any additional disability law compliance lawsuits in federal court without first getting permission from a judge.