A former evidence technician for the Quartzsite Police Department has pleaded guilty to stealing about $25,000 from the department, according to the Associated Press.
Christy Conley, 46, was indicted in May for stealing about $20,000 in cash from an evidence safe in 2017, including $13,000 that belonged to a deceased man’s estate. Investigators say she also charged more than $4,000 on a work credit card.
State prosecutors say Conley pleaded guilty to one count each of fraudulent schemes and artifices and tampering with evidence. She reportedly lit a fire inside the evidence room in an attempt to hide the crime.
Conley was arrested in Wisconsin on a state grand jury warrant and was extradited to Arizona to face charges.