Attorney General Visits Payson


Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is coming to Payson this month to talk to area residents about crime and fraud prevention.

Goddard, along with town and county officials will present a Crime and Fraud Prevention Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Payson High School Auditorium. In addition to Goddard, the evening's speakers include Payson Mayor Bob Edwards, Payson Police Chief Don Engler, Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores and Gila County Sheriff John Armer.

"Crime and fraud cannot be solved by law enforcement alone. It is essential that law enforcement agencies work together with community organizations, consumer and volunteer groups, government and businesses to identify, apprehend and prosecute those responsible and prevent future occurrences," Goddard said.

The forum will be an opportunity to learn more about crime and fraud and its impact to Arizona. Among the topics to be covered: methamphetamine use; human smuggling and drug trafficking; identity theft; consumer scams; elder abuse; and Internet safety.

As part of the forum, those attending will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with law enforcement officials about crime in the communities of Rim Country.

For information about the forum, or to arrange for a table from which to distribute information about your organization, contact the attorney general's Community Service Program at (602) 542-2123 or go to on the Web site

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