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Prescott police arrest 3 Chino Valley residents for fraud

CHINO VALLEY- Prescott police arrested three Chino Valley residents on charges of fraud Monday, June 8, after they said the trio had stolen and used a woman's credit cards, according to a PPD spokeswoman.

Connie L. Donaldson, 39, David W. Donaldson, 46, and Michael B. Mayberry, 35, were taken into custody at a home in the 1800 block of Roadrunner Drive, Prescott Police Lt. Amy Bonney said.

The arrests stemmed from an investigation started on May 22 when a 56-year-old Prescott woman left her wallet in a downtown store, Bonney said. By the time the woman realized the wallet was missing, several charges had been made on her credit cards.

Prescott police gathered evidence that three suspects had used the cards to buy or try to charge purchases from $45 to $499, Bonney said.

Detectives worked with store managers to link the three suspects to the fraudulent purchases.

They were arrested as police served a search warrant on the Roadrunner home, collecting evidence of the credit card fraud "and other criminal activity," Bonney said.

Connie Donaldson was charged with three counts of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, one count of trafficking in stolen property and one count of fraudulent schemes; David Donaldson was charged with one count of forgery, two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, and one count of fraudulent schemes; Michael Mayberry is facing one count of fraudulent schemes, one count of forgery, one count of trafficking in stolen property, two counts of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three were booked into the Camp Verde jail.