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Arizona Attorney General's Office, Grandview Terrace & MCSO Host a Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

What: The Attorney General’s Office, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), and Grandview Terrace, will be hosting a Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event. The cost is free and will be open to the public.

When: Saturday, March 16th at 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375

Why: Shredding your personal or sensitive documents is an important step to ensure your identity is not stolen. Getting rid of old prescription drugs is key in keeping opioids out of the hands of our youth.

Mesa Man Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding Elderly Victim of $2 Million

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Donaldo Parra, of Mesa, for Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices and Theft.

The indictment arises out of an investigation conducted by the Mesa Police Department.  The allegations came to the attention of police when employees of a bank noticed the elderly victim appeared nervous and stressed while withdrawing money from her bank account.

Chandler Couple Sentenced to Prison for Passing Forged Prescriptions for Opiates

PHOENIX — Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today Jessica Wise and Joseph James were sentenced to separate terms in prison after the married couple pleaded guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court.  James and Wise each pleaded guilty to four counts of Obtaining a Narcotic Drug by Fraud for filling forged prescriptions for the prescription opiate Oxycodone.  James was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison and Wise was sentenced to a term of 2.75 years in prison.

Attorney General Brnovich Issues Warning on Pet Adoption Scams

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants to warn Arizonans about pet adoption scams.

“Every year, we learn about con artists taking advantage of consumers through internet pet scams,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Sometimes they post fake ads for pets that do not exist or they sell a pet that turns out to be very sick. Arizonans need to do their due diligence before hastily buying a pet, especially online.”

General Brnovich offers the following tips:

Attorney General Brnovich Urges Congress to Take Action Against Robocalls

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich today urged the U.S. Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing. A coalition of all 50 state attorneys general, plus the attorneys general of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation supporting the TRACED Act. The legislation is sponsored by Sens. John Thune and Ed Markey.

AG Brnovich Announces Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Against CashCall

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a civil lawsuit against CashCall, Inc., its owner, J. Paul Reddam, and a wholly owned subsidiary, WS Funding LLC, for alleged violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.

The State alleges the defendants participated in a coordinated scheme to market, fund, service, and collect payments on high-interest, illegal loans to Arizona consumers utilizing a sham loan program that disguised the fact that the loans were void under Arizona law and violated Arizona usury laws.