Deborah Long, the former business manager for the Western Arizona Vocational Education District (WAVE), has been indicted by a State Grand Jury for allegedly stealing district monies.
Long, while employed as WAVE’s business manager, is accused of issuing warrants to herself, issuing warrants to her credit card companies, keeping payments made by parents and others to the district, making personal purchases with WAVE credit cards, and increasing her salary without authorization. Investigators say the total loss to WAVE is $139,284. The conduct is alleged to have taken place between November 2011 and August 2016.
Long, age 43, is facing seven felony charges, including 1 count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, 5 counts of Theft, and 1 count of Misuse of Public Monies.