The Chairman of the Pinal County Republican Party has joined Sheriff Paul Babeu’s call for County Recorder Laura Dean-Lytle to resign.
Marty Hermanson said Dean-Lytle, a Democrat, breached the trust of Pinal County residents by hiring her daughter’s boyfriend after he got out of prison and promoting him to a position where he had access to sensitive financial information.
A sheriff’s investigation found that Albert Robbs traded financial information he got from the recorder’s office for drugs. The account numbers from people who had sent checks to the recorder’s office were later used by other individuals to pass bogus checks, according to reports.
The case was turned over to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, which is reviewing it.
Dean-Lytle could not immediately be reached for comment.