Mayor of Superior indicted on theft charge, accused of stealing $2,300 from town

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 19:25:36-04

The mayor of Superior has been indicted on a theft charge after allegedly using the town's debit card to withdraw $2,300 over the course of 16 months.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said an auditor hired by the town council determined Mayor Jayme Valenzuela used the card on eight separate occasions between August 2013 and December 2014.

Two of the withdrawals were at the Wild Horse Pass Casino, and the other six occurred at various bank machines in Maricopa and Pinal counties.

Upon completion of the audit, Valenzuela repaid the funds, Brnovich said.

Valenzuela is set to appear in court on August 4.