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Former Pinal County Attorney’s Office employee indicted on theft, fraud and forgery
 
Date: 10/25/2013
    
Former Pinal County Attorney’s Office employee indicted on theft, fraud and forgery

Former Pinal County Attorney’s Office indicted on theft, fraud and forgery

FLORENCE, AZ (11/15/13) – Somer Fite, 44 of Prescott, was indicted on Monday, September 23, by the Pinal County Grand Jury and faces eight counts, including one count of fraudulent schemes and artifices, a class 2 felony; six counts of forgery, a class 4 felony; and one count of theft, a class 1 misdemeanor.  

From May 2012 to August 2012, Fite is accused of theft and obtaining cash or US Currency from Pinal County Attorney’s Office Diversion Program and/or JP Morgan Chase Bank by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises, or material omissions.  The indictment states she, with the intent to defraud, falsely made, completed, or altered six Pinal County Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, and Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Personal money orders totaling $1,370.

Fite started at the Pinal County Attorney’s Office in January 2007 and worked in the Diversion Program until August 2012.  Due to her employment, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles conflicted off of the case and a Special Deputy County Attorney from Gila County presented the case to the Grand Jury.

She was arraigned Friday in Pinal County Superior Court and is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles stated, “We serve Pinal in a public office and remain dedicated to maintaining public trust through transparency.  We must hold accountable those in authority and those with access to taxpayer or otherwise public funds.”

For more information, contact Jim Knupp at 520.866.6573 or by email at jim.knupp@pinalcountyaz.gov.

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