PHOENIX - Information was released Friday regarding a movie production fraud case involving a woman and her associate who were arrested in February in Phoenix.
Christina Michelle Thompson, 43, and Bryan Paxton, 36, allegedly prepared a fake Sony Pictures contract for a book author who wanted his book created into a movie
According to a news release, they created the scheme in order to collect money including at least $200,000 in up-front and additional fees from the author.
The fees from the contract required the payments in order to cover production expenses .
In January 2012, an investor wrote a $12,000 check to Love N Loyalty LLC.
Thompson holds an interest to the company, according to the report.
A complaint was later filed alleging that Thompson and Paxton are not in the film industry and are not connected with Hollywood.
The pair was arrested after the complaint, facing charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
If convicted, they could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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