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Man pleads guilty to fraud, theft, conflict charges

November 9, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who formerly served as treasurer for the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District has pleaded guilty to fraud, theft and conflict of interest charges in connection with dealings with the district and the Gila County Mounted Posse.

The state Attorney General’s Office says Michael Scott Greer faces between 1½ and 2½ years in prison and will pay a fine of $65,865 in addition to already paying restitution of $42,000 before he pleaded guilty Wednesday.

The office says Greer failed to disclose he had financial interests in two vendors awarded contracts by the water district for installation and maintenance of 13 wells.

It also says Greer falsely reported account balances for the posse after using $38,706 of posse money to cover personal expenses.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 14.

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