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BULLHEAD CITY – Three people have been indicted for allegedly stealing public resources from the city of Bullhead City.

The trio, each charged with two counts of theft, is Melissa Solano, 43, Mark Perry, 44 and Don Carey, 49.

Indictments returned by the Mohave County Grand Jury on March 1 allege the trio “committed theft of metal tubing from invoices #002959 & #002960 belonging to Bullhead City with a value of $4,000 or more.”

They are also accused of stealing “numerous power tools, Edura Steel railing, air filters, soft touch facial quality bathroom tissue, and miscellaneous industrial office supplies.”

Solano is employed as court administrator for Bullhead City. City Manager Toby Cotter said she has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The codefendants are former Bullhead City employees who resigned during the peak of the investigation.

Cotter said Perry was a Facilities Management supervisor who worked for the city for more than nine years before he stepped down last December. Carey was serving as Public Works operations manager when his 23-year career with the city ended with his resignation in January.

Arraignments are scheduled for March 22 before Mohave County Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss in Kingman.

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