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Orosco sentenced for theft, fraud

Regina Orosco, 22, Camp Verde, was sentenced to a 3.5-year prison sentence for multiple fraud, theft and forgery charges. She will also be placed on intensive probation following her release.

Orosco was sentenced Aug. 5 in the pro-tem division of the Yavapai County Superior Court. According to court documents, she pleaded guilty to three counts of fraudulent schemes. For those felony counts she was sentenced to seven years of probation.

Orosco also pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of means of transportation. For those counts she received three and a half years to be served in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

She was also sentenced to one and a half years for one count of theft and to two years and three months for one count of endangerment using a dangerous instrument.

Judge Howard Hinson also handed down a one-year sentence for one count of possession of marijuana.

All prison sentences are to run concurrently with each other and consecutively with the term of probation.

Orosco was also ordered to pay restitution, not to exceed $150,000. According to a calculation of restitution prepared by the Yavapai County Victim Witness Division, Orosco owes $7,368.07 to businesses around the Verde Valley.

Orosco was arrested in early December on charges including fraudulent schemes and artifices, forgery, theft and obstructing a criminal investigation.

According to Cottonwood police, she was caught with multiple credit cards and checks that did not belong to her.

Later she was questioned by police and reportedly admitted to buying an envelope full of credit cards and checks. She reportedly said she did not know the materials were stolen.

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