A Veteran Member Of Yavapai Silent Witness’s “Catch 22” Is Arrested In Michigan

A longtime member of Yavapai Silent Wintess’s “Catch 22” program has been arrested in Michigan. Cottonwood Police say in the latter part of April of 2018, detectives investigated an incident involving the Old Town Association and now 52-year-old Traci Koelzer. During the investigation, detectives learned Koelzer was the association’s treasurer and defrauded the organization of […]

Day 19 “Catch 22” Suspect Arrested In Prescott Valley

The Day 19 suspect in Yavapai Silent Witness’ “Catch 22” program has been arrested in Prescott Valley. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials got a call Wednesday that 39-year-old Vanessa Lynn Chavez was staying at a house in the 28-hundred block of North Cedar Springs Lane in the Castle Canyon Mesa area. Deputies asked her husband, 48-year-old […]

Report: Navajo County Health Official Indicted On Fraud And Theft Charges

Navajo County Health Services Director Jeffrey Lee was indicted Tuesday on 16 counts of theft, fraud and misuse of public money. “The Associated Press” reports Lee used purchased gift cards issued to him in both Navajo and Coconino counties for personal benefit and falsified information. The “AP” says Lee worked for Coconino County from August […]

Executive Director Of The Verde Valley Homeless Coalition Arrested For Fraud And Embezzlement

The executive director of the Verde Valley Homeless Coalition has been arrested for fraud and embezzlement. Cottonwood Police say at the beginning of September, the Coalition reported discrepancies in their financial statements and suspected an employee was stealing money. It was reported to the police and the suspected employee was placed on administrative Leave. The […]

Caregiver Arrested After Stealing Money From A Dewey Man She Was Looking After

A woman has been arrested in connection with exploiting an 89-year-old Dewey man for money. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say in early May, a deputy met with the man and his daughter at his home. The daughter, who admitted not monitoring her dad’s financial situation for several years, recently did and believed his current caregiver, […]

Habitual Shoplifter Arrested For Fraud And Shoplifting At The Cottonwood Walmart

A habitual shoplifter was arrested last week on multiple felonies in Cottonwood. Police were called to the Walmart on the two-thousand block of East Rodeo Drive back on August 25th. The officer was provided paperwork and surveillance footage of 49-year-old Neal Allan Sacheck of Rimrock. Video showed him shoplifting and scanning UPC labels for less […]

Prescott Valley Police Warn Of A New DES Scam Making The Rounds

The Prescott Valley Police Department is receiving numerous reports from citizens regarding fraudulent claims being opened in their names from the Department of Economic Security Unemployment Insurance Division. These cases are being opened by unknown suspects nationwide and are not easily traced to a local jurisdiction. As a result, the cases are all being referred […]