NAVAJO COUNTY - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Leah Chavez, a former town clerk, for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside. Chavez, 39, is charged with 10 felony counts including Theft, Forgery, and Misuse of Public Monies.
FLAGSTAFF - A forensic interviewer, who has testified in several Arizona cases, pled guilty to embezzling from her employer by falsifying documents to conceal side work.
On Friday afternoon, Carli Moncher entered a plea agreement to one count of Perjury and one count of Theft.
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Jon Richard Rattray, from Gilbert, on felony counts of Fraud Schemes & Artifices, Money Laundering, Controlling an Illegal Enterprise, Computer Tampering, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Forgery.
QUARTZSITE - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Christy Conley, a former evidence technician with Quartzsite Police Department, who stole thousands of dollars of cash in impounded evidence.
Conley pled guilty to one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and one count of Tampering with Evidence. As a part of her plea, Conley will be placed on supervised probation and serve no less than 90 days in jail. She will also be required to complete approximately 150 hours of community service.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers that they should beware of false and misleading advertising relating to the “2018 Women EmpoweredUp Conference,” which supposedly will take place in late September at an unspecified location in Phoenix.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Kevin Frasier, who embezzled from his employer, Research for Life, will spend more than 11 years in prison.
Frasier was hired as the bookkeeper at Research for Life back in September 2016. According to the Phoenix Police Department, Frasier stole $287,217.10 between October 2016 and November 2017. Investigators say Frasier issued numerous checks to himself that were never authorized by the business and would manipulate the accounting software information relating to some of these checks.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced there are still restitution funds available for certain Arizonans who purchased cars from Phoenix auto dealer ABC Nissan. The unclaimed funds are the result of a consumer settlement with the Arizona Attorney General's Office.
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Department of Revenue announced a State Grand Jury returned a 19-count indictment against Jalisco Corp aka Jalisco Auto Sales, and its owner-operator, Maria Gutierrez.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted 47-year-old Meyer William Stratton, from Mesa, on ten counts of Child Sexual Exploitation.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) Deputies arrested Stratton on July 19, 2018. In the indictment, Stratton was charged with possessing ten graphic images of children engaged in sexual conduct or exploitative exhibition, seven of which were video files and three of which were still images.