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PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who worked at a Phoenix area nonprofit and a church is accused of defrauding both organizations of more than $100,000.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a credit card fraud suspect shot by police in the parking lot of a Scottsdale supermarket has died.
Former Phoenix Suns forward Richard Dumas has been sentenced to three years of probation in a case stemming from thefts from a store on a military base.
Today marks the start of the current tax filing season. So, before you procrastinate about gathering your records to get your return done, here’s a very important reason to help you get motivated. Tax fraudsters and identity thieves may very well beat you to it.
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A senior Prescott Valley Police Department official resigned after learning he was under investigation in the theft of prescription drugs from an evidence room, the department said.
Rejected. A notice from the Internal Revenue Service saying your return won’t be accepted might be your first clue that your identity has been stolen.
On New Year’s Eve I got my monthly update email from a Tempe councilmember.
PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to dismiss most of the charges against metro Phoenix restaurant owner accused of trafficking in stolen identities.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has barred Maricopa County officials from enforcing two Arizona identity-theft laws that have been used to convict hundreds of immigrant workers.
What’s the big deal with the federal government saying that Arizona has to issue driver’s licenses to dreamers? As required by state law one of the following must be provided to obtain an Arizona driver’s license: 1. Driver’s license from another state. 2. Birth certificate. 3. U.S. Passport. 4. U.S. Certificate of Citizenship. 5. U.S. Military Identification Card. The federal government didn’t change any of our requirements did they?”
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say golf clubs and a golf bag that once belonged to the city of Chandler's founder have been stolen from a museum storage facility.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities say a woman has been arrested in connection with a nearly $17 million annuity fraud scheme.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Congress and the courts
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.
The holiday season is here, and that means it’s party time. Allstate’s new “Holiday Home Hazards” poll found that 83 percent of Americans plan to party this season, but beware: that sweater you plan to wear isn’t the only thing that can get ugly during the holidays.
You know what you’re getting when you pay your mortgage and utility bills each month. But do you know what you get when you pay your auto insurance premium?
Finding evidence of false statements by sheriff's investigators, the state Court of Appeals on Tuesday gave the owner of a chain of Phoenix area restaurants a chance to undermine — and possibly escape — charges he knowingly hired undocumented workers.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A Lake Havasu City school's PTA president has been arrested for allegedly using the organization's debit card for her personal expenses.
Starline Elementary School officials told Today's News-Herald Friday that 34-year-old Lisa Badding has been removed from her position as PTA president.
Police arrested Badding Tuesday on charges of credit-card fraud and theft.
According to an arrest report, Badding is accused of using a PTA debit card to for gas, cable bills, fast food as well as withdrawals that amounted to $1,200 in all.
When confronted by police, Badding said she did not recall making the purchases.
Badding has since been released pending her next court date.
She did not return a request for comment Friday night.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The cases before a Tucson judge on Wednesday seemed fairly routine: Two men charged with drug offenses asking him to grant them bail.
What stood out, however, was that the two men had a right to a bail hearing in the first place.
Last month, a federal appeals court threw out a 2006 Arizona law denying bail to immigrants in the country illegally.
That cleared the way for the proceedings in Tucson and elsewhere.
Miguel Angel Valenzuela and Juan Angel-Carmona Pineda were arrested on Nov. 13, the same day the Supreme Court let stand the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to halt enforcement of the law.
Pineda was accused of transporting more than 100 pounds of marijuana. Valenzuela faces charges relating to the alleged possession of a pound of pot.
The judge noted the new rules imposed by the courts as he granted the two men bail, even though he set it so high that they will likely be unable to come up with the money.
"Essentially we have the 9th Circuit decision still standing and the way I view it, it's binding on me," Judge José Luis Castillo said.
Castillo set Valenzuela's bail at $50,000, cash only, and Carmona Pineda's was set at $75,000, also cash only.
Defense attorneys and immigrant advocates who say the law is unconstitutional contend many immigrants who wound up in jail without bond had committed offenses such as using a fake identity to work or carrying small amounts of drugs.
Proposition 100 was passed amid a series of immigration crackdowns in Arizona. It denied bail to immigrants in the country illegally who have been charged with felonies such as shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and murder.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has said it protects the public from serious offenders who would not likely show up for court again if let loose.
His spokesman, Jerry Cobb, said the state will continue to defend the law and will file an appeal with the Supreme Court, asking justices to hear the case and make a ruling on the law.
"The nightmare scenario is that the drug cartel sends somebody into the U.S. to commit a hit on somebody and they murder somebody," Cobb said. "And the cartel comes and bails them out because that's nothing, that's chump change for a drug cartel."
Maricopa County Deputy Public Defender Mikel Steinfeld said it's hard to keep track of how many immigrants were held without bond since the law passed because there are several organizations that provide public defense and some immigrants hire private attorneys. He and a colleague estimated that as many as 300 prisoners, possibly more, were affected in Maricopa County.
"I think we're both optimistic that our clients who happen to be illegal immigrants will be treated on a more equitable level with the remainder of clients," Steinfeld said.
In Pima County, defense attorneys say local judges stopped enforcing the law when the appeals court put it on hold a month ago.
Lawyer Margo Cowan, who represented the two men in court in Tucson, has handled the bulk of no-bail cases and says in many instances, judges didn't enforce the rule in the first place because it was too difficult to prove that a defendant was actually residing in the country illegally.
"In Pima County, these judges tend to be very fair and unbiased and evaluate the case for what it is," Cowan said.
But there were exceptions. Judge Castillo noted that until recently, judges in Pima County Justice Court had not been on the same page about whether the no-bail rule was enforceable.
In Maricopa County, judges have been directed to stop enforcing the rule. Cobb estimates that upward of 450 defendants will now clog the courts calendar with hearings seeking bail.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A paramedic has been charged with theft after being accused of pocketing a patient's Rolex watch during an ambulance ride to a hospital, authorities said Friday.
Jason Edward Alexander, a Rural/Metro ambulance employee, was arrested after the victim's son saw the watch on eBay and notified authorities.
The man died on Oct. 8 after Alexander helped transport him to the hospital in Mesa on Sept. 21. The family couldn't find his watch.
Alexander acknowledged taking the watch because he owed money to his parents, Mesa police spokesman Esteban Flores said.
After trying to sell it on eBay, Alexander sold it for $1,400 to a friend who did not know it had been stolen, police said.
The friend was working with authorities to return the watch to the family.
Alexander faces one count each of theft and trafficking in stolen property. He is due in court Wednesday. It was unclear if he has an attorney.
John Karolzak, a Rural/Metro spokesman, said Alexander is on unpaid administrative leave. He was hired about a year ago after undergoing a background check, Karolzak said, adding that the company had no plans to review any of its operations.
"We consider this incident an anomaly and acted definitively upon notification," he said.
This photo provided by Mesa Police Department shows Jason Edward Alexander. Police say the family of a man who died Oct. 8, 2014 at a Mesa hospital could not locate his Rolex watch. They say the man's son later found the watch for sale on eBay and notified authorities. Investigators discovered Nov. 4 that the seller was Alexander, a Rural Metro ambulance employee who helped transport the victim Sept. 21. Police say Alexander admitted to taking the watch and selling it. He faces one count each of theft and trafficking in stolen property. (AP Photo/Mesa Police Department)