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Topock Elementary School District—Theft of Public Monies


We conducted an investigation revealing that from December 2008 through July 2013, the former business manager for Topock Elementary School District (District) misused $236,548 of district monies that should have benefited the students. The former business manager misused $138,611 of these monies for herself, $75,455 for her daughter, and $22,482 for one of her associates who did business with the District. The former business manager and her associate passed away in February 2017. We have submitted our report to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, which, on August 8, 2017, presented evidence to the Arizona State Grand Jury. The action resulted in the indictment of the former business manager’s daughter, Sarah Diaz, on 13 felony counts.