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Felony Theft Charges for City Worker in Yuma, AZ

Posted by attorney Jeremy Geigle

34-year-old Erica Cibrian has been accused of stealing approximately $8,300 from two golf courses in Yuma, Arizona. At the time of the offense, Cibrian was reportedly employed as an administrative assistant by the Yuma Parks and Recreation Department.

Part of Cibrian’s employment duties included processing deposits for two Yuma golf courses, Desert Hills and Arroyo Dunes. Investigators believe that instead of processing the entire amount of some deposits, Cibrian instead kept it for her own personal use.

Cibrian is facing one count of felony theft.

Arizona Theft Crimes

In AZ, an individual can be charged with theft if the knowingly do any of the following:

  • Obtain property or services from another through misrepresentation.
  • Control the property of another with the intent to deprive such person of said property.
  • Control the property of another, knowing that the property was stolen.
  • Obtain paid services without paying for them.
  • Convert the services or property of another when said services or property was entrusted to the offender for a limited amount of time.
  • Come into control of lost property under circumstances that provide a way to discover the identity of the truthful owner, but make no reasonable attempt to do so.

Felony Theft Charges in AZ

Penalties for theft crimes in Arizona depend largely on the monetary amount of the property stolen. A felony charge can apply to a theft crime if the monetary amount equals at least $1,000. Typically, if the amount is at least $4,000 but less than $25,000, the crime will be charged as a class 3 felony.

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