- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona man accused of using the credit card of a former business partner presumed dead has been arrested.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 53-year-old Anthony Richards was taken into custody recently in Oregon on a warrant and extradited to Arizona.

They say Lawrence Powers has been missing since April 2007. He was 58 at the time and had a joint gold mining claim with Richards near Bagdad, Arizona.

Powers was declared to be presumed dead by a California court in 2012.

Sheriff’s officials say Richards was indicted on 23 counts including 19 of identity theft for use of Powers’ credit card for purchases in three states.

Other charges are forgery, trafficking in stolen property and theft of Power’s handgun and credit card.

Richards remains jailed on a $100,000 bond.

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