REDUCED | ATTEMPTED FRAUDULENT SCHEMES ($238,000) and FORGERY (with prior convictions) REDUCED to IDENTITY THEFT with PROBATION and ZERO DAYS in JAIL – State v. Ms. J. (DMC No. 7525) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2005-122006): Ms. J. had walked into a financial institution and ordered a secure mortgage loan. She provided documentation claiming to be her own daughter. She then secured the loan in the amount of $238,000 which was levered against her daughter’s home. When this was discovered, she was promptly charged with Mortgage Fraud, Attempted Fraud Schemes and Forgery. Because Ms. J. had a history of mental problems, we were able to disclose numerous medical records to the Maricopa County Attorney. They agreed to reduce the case down to a simple Identification Theft with probation and zero days in jail. Ms. J. was also ordered to receive mental health counseling. She was originally facing years in prison, but instead received counseling and treatment.