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Waste Management Avoids Fed Prosecution with $5.5 Mil Forfeit

Sedona AZ (August 29, 2018) – Houston based Waste Management of Texas has agreed to forfeit more than $5.5 million and perform remedial measures for a documented pattern and practice of hiring illegal aliens at the company’s Afton, Texas, location. The five year investigation that led to the forfeiture was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security investigations... 

Silent Witness Tip and Detective’s Diligence Lead to Trailhead Burglary Suspects

Sedona AZ (January 11, 2017) – In November of 2016, after a tip-off to a trailhead burglary suspect’s identity, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office detective began following case leads and obtained information from an electronics store about a cell phone purchased using the victim’s stolen credit card. He traced the cell phone serial number to a Prescott Valley man, Robert Abbott, 26,... 

Number of Skimmers Found this Month Surpasses 2015 Total

Sedona AZ (August 12, 2016) – Coming to gas pumps near you soon? Criminals are upping the stakes when it comes to stealing your credit and debit card information at gas pumps. The state has found more skimmers so far this month than it found in all of last year. Between August 1 and August 12, 2016, there were twelve skimmers found while last year’s total was eleven. Not only are more... 

Elderly Client’s Caretaker Arrested for Stealing

Sedona AZ (March 2, 2016) – During the month of November and December 2015, Bonnie Staneart, 61, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, used the bank card and associated PIN of an 85-year-old victim without permission. Following a detailed investigation, Staneart was arrested February 24, 2016, on charges including theft, identity theft, use of bank card without consent and fraudulent schemes. Staneart... 

YCSO Logs UTV Fatality and ID Theft Suspect Arrest

Sedona AZ (October 21, 2015) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public of a second UTV fatality in as many weeks and an arrest in a Chino Valley debit card theft: On October 18, 2015, at approximately 5:00 in the evening, YCSO was notified that Ryuji “Michael” Numata, 44, from Avondale, Arizona, was missing. Numata had been driving with a group of similar vehicles,... 

Sedona Police Chief on Identity Theft and Fraud

Article written by Chief of Police Raymond O. Cota and submitted by the City of Sedona AZ Sedona AZ (September 9, 2015) – According to Javelin Strategy and Research, a company that conducts in-depth research and studies on consumer fraud and security, 12.7 million Americans became a victim of identity fraud in 2014. This number translates to someone becoming a victim of identity fraud nearly... 

Unlicensed Vehicle Dealers Investigated

Sedona AZ (September 3, 2015) – Motor vehicles are sold in Arizona primarily through dealers licensed by the state, by private parties and unfortunately illegally by unlicensed dealers. The Arizona Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General investigates the illegal sale of vehicles and has conducted more than 250 investigations this year into the fraudulent activities. Approximately... 

YCSO Arrests Two and Rescue One

Porschae Renee Page arrested Sedona AZ (June 22, 2015) – On June 18, 2015, just before 10:00 at night, a YCSO K9 deputy arrested Porschae Renee Page, 28, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Christopher Michael Johnson, 30, also from Minneapolis, after locating marijuana, over $20,000 in cash, and fraudulent credit cards during a traffic stop. Both were arrested on valid Federal arrest warrants. The... 

Protect Your Personal Information

Sedona AZ (March 8, 2014) – As National Consumer Protection Week comes to a close, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is reminding Arizonans that financial fraud has many different forms (data breaches, identity theft, and telemarketing scams) and providing tips to help consumers protect themselves. “Scammers often target the most vulnerable people in society, a sobering fact made clear by some... 

Local Citizens Avoid Swindle

Sedona AZ (December 13, 2013) – On December 12, 2013, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Section, was notified about a telephone scam targeting seniors. The victim received an unsolicited call from an organization calling itself “Senior Crime Watch.” The caller asks the person answering the phone if they are at least 60 years old and, if the response is yes, the... 
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