A Payson real estate agent is currently facing fraud charges against a Re/Max office she owned in Kamloops, British Columbia in Canada. The office is now closed.
Cheryl Moseley, who was known in Canada as Cheryl King, is currently working at the Windermere Majestic Rim Properties in Payson.
Moseley did not return repeated calls for comment.
Butch Joyner, owner and broker of Windermere Majestic Rim Properties, said he was not going to comment.
"Our policy is not to comment on any of our agent's private matters," he said.
According to the Kamloops Daily News, Moseley allegedly left Canada suddenly in early 2002 with missing trust funds totaling more than $700,000 by some estimates.
She is being charged with six counts of fraud, breach of trust and forgery.
The Daily News reported that Moseley disappeared from Kamloops, leaving a telephone message on an answering machine saying that she would not be back.
She resurfaced in Payson soon after leaving Canada and began working for Windermere.
Moseley's trial has been postponed three times because her lawyer has produced a doctor's note that an injury makes it impossible for her to travel.
According to the Kamloops Daily News, she said she was in a car accident in December 2004, which broke her pelvis and that this injury prevents her from traveling back to Kamloops to stand trial on the charges.
According to three police agencies -- the Payson Police Department, Gila County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety -- there were no accidents in December 2004 or January 2005 with any driver by the name of Cheryl Moseley.
Employees from the DPS Phoenix office said there was an accident that occurred Dec. 27, 2004, with a vehicle being driven by Cheryl King. DPS would not divulge the injuries or any further information over the phone.
To obtain a real-estate license in the state of Arizona, five things are required.
- The honesty, truthfulness, character and competency of the applicant needs to be verified.
- That the applicant has not had a real-estate license denied within one year or revoked within two years immediately preceding the application.
- That the applicant is at least 18 years of age when applying for a license.
- That the applicant has completed pre-licensure education courses prescribed and approved by the commissioner of at least 90 classroom hours and has passed a school and state examination on the course.
- Applicants for a broker's license must also demonstrate at least three years of actual experience as a licensed real-estate broker or real estate salesperson during the five-year period preceding the application.
When an applicant provides information and documentation on his or her background, the applicant, depending on the responses, may be required to submit to a sworn statement providing details and additional documents.
According to the requirements for licensure, criminal convictions, adverse judgments, recovery fund judgments or disciplinary actions against a license may be grounds for the department to deny licensure.
Anyone convicted of a felony who is incarcerated, paroled or under community supervision cannot be granted a license.