Sweetheart Scams

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love and finding a connection with someone special. Unfortunately, a person’s desire for true love can leave them vulnerable to the “Sweetheart Scam,” a type of scam where the perpetrator targets lonely widowers or divorcees looking for companionship, only to bilk […]

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Thanks to the staff of MCAO and our law enforcement partners, it’s been a great year at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Here are some particularly notable activities and accomplishments: As of press time, we’ve had more than 26,000 filed cases with nearly 15,000 completed. The […]

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Vehicle theft trends change, but prevention strategies still require vigilance In 2015, more than 16,000 vehicles were reported stolen in Arizona— just over 12,000 of these in Maricopa County alone, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The most popular cars for thieves in Arizona […]

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) released a report on completion of a Pilot Cities Project, in which the City of Mesa was selected to participate. The project, Intelligence-Led Community Policing, Community Prosecution, and Community Partnerships (IL3CP), employed innovative techniques […]