Bill's Daily Roundup: Alleged Theft at Cottonwood Jack-in-the-Box

20 January 2011  
Fraud, theft and forgery charges at a Jack-in-the-Box in Cottonwood.

bill_sadjackintheboxThe Prescott Board of Adjustment meets at 9 tomorrow morning. The Board will consider a Conditional Use Permit for a tattoo parlor on Miller Valley Road. According to Community Development Director Tom Guice, City staff has not requested the applicant to cease operation as long as he is in the permit process. The Land Development Code allows for this use under this process and the impact should be minimal with hours of operation not extending past 9 on Friday or Saturday night. Staff has sent mailings to owners within 300 feet of the property, but no public comments have been received. The meeting will be held in Council chambers on South Cortez Street.

The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Board meets at 6 tonight. Items up for consideration include the Fiscal Years 2011 to 2015 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program Amendment 2, an amended lease agreement between the Organization and the Town of Prescott Valley, a Coordinated Public Transit Human Service Transit Plan, a review panel for Transit Grants and an election of officers. Chino Valley Vice-Mayor Ron Romley currently serves as Chairman and Prescott Valley Councilman Mike Flannery is Vice-Chair. The meeting will be held at the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.

At 1 tomorrow, the Multimodal Technical Advisory Committee will discuss a Regional Transportation Plan update. Public comments will not be accepted during this meeting, but will be received at the regularly scheduled Multi-modal or Transit Technical Advisory Committee meetings. The work study session will be held at Prescott Valley Town Hall.

The Arizona Sundogs return to home ice tonight. The Sundogs open a 3 game series against division rivals the Odessa Jackalopes. Since November 26th, Arizona has won 6 games at Tim’s Toyota Center, including 2 against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees on January 7th and 8th. During last night’s Sundogs Coaches Show on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM, Coach Marco Pietroniro explained he hopes to keep that home winning streak alive:

The Sundogs lost to the Jackalopes 5 to 3 at Odessa on December 7th. Game one starts at 7:05 and all the live action can be heard on Cattle Country, 94.3 FM KDDL or online at cattlecountryradio.com.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is looking for some Cottonwood criminal damage suspects. Last week deputies responded to the Verde Village area regarding several criminal damage incidents. Deputies believe the suspects damaged property while still in their vehicle with a rod type instrument that had a sharp edge. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn explains the damage was quite extensive, and even involves a smashed camper window on Acoma Drive, a smashed truck windshield on Del Mar Drive and punctured mail boxes on Quail Springs Ranch Road and Quail Run Road:

Anyone who has information on these incidents is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

Cottonwood Police have arrested 39 year old Ana Ochoa for alleged fraud schemes, theft and forgery. Police learned of the incidents when the owner of the City’s Jack in the Box restaurant discovered discrepancies in the accounting and timesheets prepared for the business, which Ochoa had access to as Manager. Detectives were able to gather various documents including forged company payroll checks, time sheet records and other business related forms. It is estimated Ochoa stole 27 thousand dollars over nearly 2 years by forging payroll checks and other documents. Payroll checks were generated and paid to Ochoa for former employees who no longer worked there, as well as others who had not worked during the numerous reported pay periods.

Bill Monroe

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