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7/10/2013 9:08:00 AM
Computer technician pleads guilty to fraud, theft and forgery
Jerry Jeff Martin
Jerry Jeff Martin

Scott Orr
Special to the Tribune


PRESCOTT - A man who police said defrauded customers of his computer business on Monday pleaded guilty to one count each of fraudulent schemes, theft, and forgery, which could put him behind bars for 25 years.

Prescott Valley police arrested Jerry Jeff Martin, 35, of Prescott Valley in August 2012 on felony charges after receiving several complaints alleging fraud from customers of his business, Quad City Computers.

He was originally charged in two cases with three counts of theft, fraudulent schemes and artifices, forgery, criminal impersonation and contracting without a license.

Since March 2011, officers had received complaints from customers of Quad City Computers, who said the company demanded large sums of money from them to get their computers back after having repairs or other miscellaneous work done, Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney said.

In some cases, customers told police the work was not done or was done in such a manner that it had to be fixed by another repair shop, Bonney said.

A Prescott Valley couple in their late 80s told investigators that Martin charged them between $8,000 and $12,000 to build a new computer system, Bonney said.

"On one occasion, they were told to go to Best Buy to purchase items for the computer," Bonney said. "It was discovered that the items they purchased for the computer were not put into the system he was building for them."

In court Monday, Deputy County Attorney Paul Ahler said Martin had "grossly overcharged" for the computer. In the second case, he said Martin had represented himself as "Quad City Construction, LLC," but that he did not have a contractor's license. There is a Quad City Construction in Mesa, Ahler said, but Martin has no association with it.

Superior Court Judge Tina Ainley accepted the plea, noting that there is no provision for probation in it.

Martin remains free on his own recognizance until his sentencing in August.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Article comment by: We'd All Like to Know

We wish there was a follow up on this story. All we are able to research, is that he was not present for sentencing on August 19, 2013. There has now been a warrant issued for his arrest. If anyone has any information regarding this person, please contact the authorities.

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Article comment by: Samantha Driver

I think there should be a follow up to this story. Where is he now??



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