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Bullhead City couple accused of mail theft, fraud

January 17, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — Bullhead City police’s search for a local couple accused of a variety of offenses ended Wednesday evening when they turned themselves in.

Ginger Lynn Deboard, 32, and her husband, Bobby Lee Pup Deboard, 34, are suspected of committing a variety of crimes including mail theft, altering and cashing stolen checks, passing counterfeit money and making fraudulent driver licenses.

They were booked on suspicion of several counts of forgery, criminal impersonation and fraudulent schemes, police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said.

The pair’s path to being wanted, she said, began in September, when a resident reported that someone stole his mail, which contained a check.

The stolen check was then altered to be worth about $800, Fromelt said, and payable to the order of Ginger Deboard.

Fromelt said Bobby Deboard allegedly deposited the check into Ginger Deboard’s account.

In October, Fromelt said, police assisted Mohave County probation officers with a search of the Deboards’ residence, finding numerous stolen checks that had been altered and driver licenses that were altered to match the names on the checks but featured pictures of Bobby and Ginger Deboard. Also found was counterfeit money, authorities allege.

None of the owners of the stolen mail and checks knew the Deboards, Fromelt said.

In November, she said, a Laughlin resident reported that his mail had been stolen and that three checks belonging to him were altered and deposited in Ginger Deboard’s account at a Bullhead City bank.

No information on court appearances was immediately available.

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