- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A man already accused of identity theft and fraud in the death of his ex-business partner in Arizona now is facing a first-degree murder charge.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials said Thursday that 53-year-old Anthony Richards remains jailed in Camp Verde and the additional charge was added this week.

Richards was arrested last May in Oregon and extradited to Arizona.

He was indicted for allegedly using Larry Powers’ credit card in three states.

Powers was last seen in April 2007 at gold mining stores in Wickenburg and Salome.

The then 58-year-old Powers was a partner with Richards in a mining claim outside of Bagdad, Arizona.

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

Sheriff’s officials say human remains recently found were identified as those of Powers.

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