REDUCED | FRAUDULENT SCHEMES AND EMBEZZLEMENT – State v. Mr. J. (Maricopa County Superior Court No. 2002099493): Mr. Johnson was employed at Costco. He was accused of embezzling approximately $7,500.00 worth of cash and merchandise. Initially, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office wanted prison time. We were able to work out a civil resolution with the victims, and reduce the charge to probation and no jail.