- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a former fire district administrator in Arizona who is facing felony charges (all times local):

6 p.m.

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling nearly $1.8 million from the former Show Low Fire District has declined comment.

Ron Wood filed a notice Wednesday to represent Natalie Cluff, also known as Natalie Bingham.

He says he hasn’t received any documents in the case.

A grand jury recently indicted Cluff on multiple felony charges related to her time as an administrative manager overseeing finances at the Show Low Fire District.

She’s scheduled for an arraignment Monday.

The charges came after the state auditor general’s office looked into the district finances. The report released Tuesday found that Cluff unlawfully issued hundreds of checks between February 2005 and June 2012 and submitted fake audits.

The fire district merged with two others in 2014.

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2:30 p.m.

Authorities say a woman who oversaw finances for the former Show Low Fire District embezzled nearly $1.8 million over several years.

A Navajo County grand jury recently indicted Natalie Cluff on multiple felony charges. She’s scheduled for an arraignment Monday.

Her father, former Show Low Fire District Chief Ben Owens Sr., also is accused of financial crimes.

The charges came after the state auditor general’s office looked into the district’s finances. The report released Tuesday found that Cluff unlawfully issued hundreds of checks between February 2005 and June 2012 and submitted fake audits.

A telephone number listed for Cluff was disconnected. She did not respond to messages sent to possible email addresses.

Owens did not immediately return a telephone message left with his wife Wednesday.

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