Crime

Courthouse Update: Cop on Trial, a Plea Deal for a Minuteman, and a Frat Boy Smells Freedom

Page 3 of 5


  • Bookkeeper Michelle Hice pleads guilty

  • Hice was fired from an accounting firm in October, after the IRS informed the Buckeye Veterinarian Clinic -- where Hice had been daily accounting, payroll, and bills for the past year -- that it didn't pony up for taxes. The clinic turned over the books to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, which discovered that Hice wrote checks to herself for $130,000. Hice had also deposited more than $25,000 in checks from a church in Goodyear, where she had also been hired to do some accounting. She pleaded guilty to fraudulent schemes and artifices and misconduct involving weapons. Her sentencing is set for October 3 before Judge Robert Gottsfield.

    See also: Michelle Hice Accused of Cookin' the Books Again

Next page: An elderly man pleads not-guilty to murder
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Matthew Hendley
Contact: Matthew Hendley