Chandler Couple Charged With Identity Theft

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Chandler — A Chandler couple, 42-year-old Kent Burton and his wife, 36-year-old Carly Burton, have been arrested by Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives for identity theft

Detectives discovered that the couple falsified their victims’ financial records. During multi-million-dollar business transactions, the Burtons obtained goods and services in the names of the victims and defrauded victims out of more than $100,000.

The Burtons defrauded the Arizona Department of Economic Security as well by falsifying revenue records and unlawfully collecting more than $20,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (food stamps). During this time, the Burtons were also attempting to acquire a 2.2 million-dollar business.

The Burtons were booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office 4th Avenue Jail on the following charges:

• Aggravated taking the identity of another or entity

• Forgery

• Fraudulent schemes and artifices

• Fraudulent schemes and practices/willful concealment

• Perjury by inconsistent statements

• Theft

• Unlawful use of food stamps

2 Comments

  1. I think at minimum these scum bags should have their ugly mugs posted in this article, not to mention a year in jail for every thousand dollars they ripped off also have any and all property seized and sold to pay for damages they caused.

    My guess is these crack heads have zero to recover

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