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KINGMAN – Special Agents with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office working jointly with Immigration & Customs Homeland Security Investigations arrested a former City of Kingman employee announced Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Former Budget Analyst and Interim Finance Director Diane Maxine Richards is accused of stealing more than a million dollars from the City of Kingman. The arrest comes after a State Grand Jury indicted Richards on 23 felony counts including theft, forgery, and misuse of public monies.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:37pm
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his office filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Sticks N Strings, Inc., a musical instrument shop in Tucson. The complaint alleges Sticks N Strings and its owner, Anthony Bernard, accepted thousands of dollars’ worth of payments for musical instruments and failed to deliver those instruments to consumers.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 11:47am
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a $50,000 judgment against an Arizona auto repair shop caught on hidden camera defrauding customers during an undercover AG sting operation. GBY Transmissions, a transmission repair shop owned by Gerardo Figueroa Haros and managed by Gerardo Figueroa Salinas admitted to charging customers for auto repairs they didn’t need.
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:15pm
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