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PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today a State Grand Jury indicted a former employee at the Phoenix Rescue Mission on allegations of stealing social security benefits from a homeless man. Sergio Solorzano is facing four felony charges of Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices, Theft, Taking the Identity of Another, and Unlawful Use of an Access Device. Special Agents with the Attorney General’s Office believe there could be additional victims who have yet to come forward.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 3:29pm
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Registrar of Contractors are calling for the public’s help in finding an unlicensed construction contractor accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Arizona families. Servellon is believed to be on the run and could still be advertising remodeling services online. There is now an active warrant for Servellon’s arrest.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:13pm
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today issued a consumer alert to help football fans avoid ticket scams before the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday, January 11, 2016 and the Arizona Cardinals NFL Playoff Game on Saturday, January 16, 2016. With such a high demand for tickets, these high profile football games are prime targets for scammers trying to sell counterfeit tickets.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 10:34am
PHOENIX - While President Obama opines that it is too easy for people to buy guns, that was certainly not the case at Black Weapons Armory in Tucson. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against the Arizona firearms retailer accused of scamming gun owners out of thousands of dollars. The complaint alleges Black Weapons Armory and its owner John Thomas Rompel Jr. took payments for firearms and failed to deliver those firearms to consumers.
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:48pm
PHOENIX, AZ – With the College Football Playoff National Championship Game one week away, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is kicking off an anti-human trafficking campaign to be seen by millions in NYC’s Times Square and in Arizona. The campaign utilizes some of the world's largest billboards to send a strong message to football fans about the consequences of soliciting sex.
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:52am
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced five people have been indicted, accused of stealing from the elderly in Tucson. The alleged theft ring was dismantled after a joint investigation involving the Tucson Police Department, the Oro Valley Police Department, and the Arizona Attorney General's Office. 44 year old Kathryn Louise Hess, 38 year old Chevy Tennell Marchbank, 33 year old Teresa M. Hess, 22 year old Nicole Marian Risner, and 37 year old Brittany Marie Crowther have been indicted on charges of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Forgery, Theft of a Credit Card, Taking the Identity of Another, Trafficking in Stolen Property, and Theft/Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 10:36am
Phoenix, AZ – Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against an Arizona telemarketing company accused of using a magazine subscription scam to defraud consumers throughout the United States. Burudi Mwonyonyi and his company, Publishers Service Office, Inc. are alleged to have placed 48,000 telephone calls a month, using an auto-dialer, to sell consumers new or renewed magazine subscriptions. Publishers Service Office is alleged to have violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by falsely claiming that Publishers Service Office was authorized by magazine publishers to charge or bill the consumers on behalf of the publisher.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 2:36pm
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today AG Special Agents arrested a former bookstore manager at Tolleson Union High School. 56-year-old Brenda Lynn Busse is accused of stealing more than $120,000 from the TUHS bookstore. A State Grand Jury indicted Busse on one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft, and Misuse of Public Monies.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 9:43am
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a grand jury has indicted an adult probation officer accused of stealing from probationers and the State of Arizona. 43-year-old Mary Ellen Beck is charged with theft, money laundering, fraudulent schemes and artifices, fraudulent schemes and practices, and forgery.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 2:35pm
Phoenix, AZ – Attorney General Mark Brnovich today announced Uncle Joe’s Auto Sales is banned from selling cars in Arizona after violating the state's Consumer Fraud Act. The used car dealership and its owners will also pay $70,000 in consumer restitution. The restitution is part of a Consent Judgment reached against Front Line Auto Auction, LLC, doing business as Uncle Joe’s Auto Sales and Uncle Joe’s Auto Consignment Shop (“Uncle Joe’s”) and its principals, Joseph and Gina Colombo. The Consent Judgment also bans Uncle Joe’s and the Colombo’s from owning, operating, or managing a motor vehicle sales or finance business in Arizona.
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:17pm