Arizona woman, boyfriend accused of taking kids' cash

KINGMAN, AZ - Authorities in northwestern Arizona say a Golden Valley woman and her boyfriend are accused of stealing her children's Christmas money.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to a theft report Wednesday at a home in Kingman.

Two people at the home say they had given $10 to each of their four grandchildren for Christmas.

The grandparents say the children's mother allegedly took $30 from the three youngest children.

Deputies later located 31-year-old Amanda Sue Rick, who says the children gave her the money so she could get a motel room.

Rick and 29-year-old Cruz Alberto Ruvalcaba both were arrested for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and charges of felony possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation and failure to pay fines.

It was unclear Thursday if either Rick or Ruvalcaba have lawyers yet.

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