Chandler Couple Facing Numerous Charges After Defrauding Several Victims and the State of Arizona

Chandler Couple Facing Numerous Charges After Defrauding Several Victims and the State of Arizona

AZDPS detectives arrest Kent and Carly Burton in Chandler after an extensive investigation revealed recurring criminal business practices
Monday, June 24, 2019
– For Immediate Release –

Chandler, Arizona — On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) detectives arrested and booked 42-year-old Kent Burton and his wife, 36-year-old Carly Burton on charges of:

•    Aggravated taking the identity of another or entity
•    Forgery
•    Fraudulent schemes and artifices
•    Fraudulent schemes and practices/willful concealment
•    Perjury by inconsistent statements
•    Theft
•    Unlawful use of food stamps

Throughout the investigation, detectives discovered Kent and Carly Burton falsified the victims’ financial records. During multi-million-dollar business transactions, the Burtons obtained goods and services in the names of the victims and defrauded victims out of more than $100,000.

Additionally, the Burtons defrauded the Arizona Department of Economic Security by falsifying revenue records and unlawfully collecting more than $20,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (food stamps). During this time, the Burtons were also attempting to acquire a 2.2 million-dollar business.

Kent and Carly Burton were booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office 4th Avenue Jail.

The Department report number is AZ1800387253.

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