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Arizona State Board of Technical Registration—Fraudulent Schemes and Computer Tampering

As part of its responsibility to prevent and detect fraud, the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration (Board) took appropriate action by reporting a fraud allegation to us. Our investigation revealed that from November through December 2017, Travis Holbrook, former administrative services officer, may have embezzled $1,008 of cash payments Board customers made for their licensure and renewal fees. Mr. Holbrook failed to deposit these payments and manipulated deposit-related information in the Board’s accounting software to conceal his actions. We have submitted our report to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, which on July 29, 2019, presented evidence to the State Grand Jury. The action resulted in Mr. Holbrook’s indictment on 6 felony counts related to fraudulent schemes and computer tampering.