ADEQ business officer, husband arrested for embezzlement

Susan Marie Rall, age 48, and her husband David Jerome Rall, age 60 have been arrested after being indicted for embezzling approximately $34,000 from the state during Susan Rall’s time as an employee of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).

The couple was charged with seven felony counts including Conspiracy, Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Theft, Money Laundering, Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, Attempted Theft and Forgery.

On January 28, 2015, ADEQ staff became aware of financial irregularities involving purchases Susan Rall had initiated in her role as a business officer for the agency. In addition to the $34,000 Rall is accused of embezzling, ADEQ staff also uncovered $19,000 in fraudulent purchase orders that Rall had submitted. After completing further preliminary investigation of financial documentation, ADEQ escalated the matter to the Attorney General’s Office and dismissed Rall the following day.

Subsequent investigation by the Attorney General’s Office revealed that between August 2014 and January 2015, Susan Rall processed and approved false invoices payable to two companies that she and her husband owned: D & S Investors LLC and Cerca Trova Enterprises LLC.

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