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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