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Suspect sentenced following OVPD fraud investigation

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Suspect sentenced following OVPD fraud investigation

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Aug 12, 2014

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Oro Valley Police Department, along with the Tucson Airport Authority Police Department have been working on a fraud case involving 29-year-old Brittney Leigh Underwood.

Lt. Kara Riley with the Oro Valley Police tells KGUN9 that on August 11, Underwood accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the aggravated taking identity of another, fraud schemes and forgery.

On August 10, 2012, Oro Valley police arrested Underwood in a fraud operation.

Underwood was arrested for multiple counts of fraud schemes and artifices, aggravated identity theft, and credit card theft, after police searched her home and found evidence of a large fraud operation.

Police served a search warrant in the 10000 block of East Speedway at Underwood's home and found that she appeared to be one of the leaders of this criminal syndicate.

The scam involved Beavers Band Box and Egencia. 

The investigation revealed there were more than 40 people victimized by Underwood and more than $85,000 dollars fraudulently charged by her.

Ina Ronquillo

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.