PHOENIX (LAWFUEL) – A federal grand jury in Phoenix returned a 1-count indictment on February 25, 2009, against Yolanda Enos, 46, of Scottsdale, Ariz., for Theft in Excess of $1,000 on an Indian Reservation. Enos was arrested without incident today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She will make her initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward C. Voss.
The indictment alleges that from February 26, 2004 through January 27, 2006, while working as the Office Manager for Noline and Smith L.L.C., doing business as JR’s Convenience Store, located in Scottsdale and on the Salt River Pima – Maricopa Indian Reservation, Enos stole approximately $416,553 from her employer. Enos no longer works at the store.
A conviction for Theft in Excess of $1,000 on an Indian Reservation carries a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine or both. In determining an actual sentence, Judge Neil V. Wake will consult the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide appropriate sentencing ranges. The judge, however, is not bound by those guidelines in determining a sentence.
An indictment is simply the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the FBI with assistance from the Salt River Pima – Maricopa Tribal Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Frederick A. Battista, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-09-211-PHX-NVW
RELEASE NUMBER: 2009-061(Enos)