Former State Employee Sentenced for Theft

Phoenix - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 48-year-old Susan Marie Rall was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 3 years supervised probation after stealing more than $34,000 from the State of Arizona. Rall also paid back the more than $34,000 she stole during her time as an employee at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).

Rall will also forfeit $19,394.39 from her Arizona State Retirement System account which was the state’s matching contribution to her retirement during her ADEQ employment. In July 2015, Rall plead guilty to Theft; a class 4 felony. Earlier this year, a grand jury indicted Susan Rall and her husband Dave Jerome Rall on seven felony counts including Conspiracy, Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft, Money Laundering, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Attempted Theft, and Forgery. Charges against Rall’s husband were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

On January 28, 2015, ADEQ staff became aware of financial irregularities involving purchases Susan Rall had initiated in her role as a business officer for the agency. The case was forwarded to the Attorney General's Office and Rall was terminated. Rall must self-surrender on September 29, 2015, by 11 am at the 4th Avenue jail.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Brett Harames.

For more information, please contact Mia Garcia at (602) 339-5895 or Mia.Garcia@azag.gov