Two former Peoria Police Department officers face fraud and theft charges, charged with counts of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their police union.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that 33-year-old Mitchell Fuller of Peoria, and 46-year-old Cameron Lebbon of Anthem, have each been indicted with 2 felony counts of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, and Theft from the Peoria Police Officer’s Association (PPOA). The alleged offenses are Class 2 felony offenses.
The indictment alleges that Fuller and Lebbon took funds from the PPOA for their own personal use. As the former Treasurer of the PPOA, Fuller is alleged to have taken $34,000 and former PPOA President Lebbon is alleged to have taken $15,700 between January 2018 and October 2020.
Each man, “knowingly obtained a benefit from Peoria Police Officers Association, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representation, promises, or material omissions,” according to court documents filed Oct. 19, 2021.
This case was investigated by the Special Investigations Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and is being prosecuted by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office’s Fraud and Special Prosecutions section.
A copy of the Fuller/Lebbon indictment is available here.