Sedona AZ (July 23, 2015) – On July 20, 2015, at approximately 11:15 PM, a YCSO deputy stopped to check on a vehicle parked on the side of Highway 179, near mile marker 301, Sedona, Arizona. The blue 1993 Toyota sedan was stopped near the fog line without lights on. The deputy contacted 2 individuals identified as 28-year-old Christopher Moore and the driver, 49-year-old Kristi Jameson, both from the Sedona area. Jameson stated they were on their way to Rimrock from the Village of Oak Creek and pulled over to ‘look at the stars.’ During a routine check of Jameson’s Oklahoma driver’s license, the deputy discovered a valid warrant involving a drug charge in her name.
When initially contacted, Moore gave the last name of Richards and claimed he had no identification with him and could not remember his SSN. After eventually providing a home address in Sedona, a records check by address revealed his true last name was Moore. At that time, Moore confirmed he had lied to avoid detection on a probation violation warrant out of Coconino County. An additional narcotics possession warrant for Moore was also discovered issued out of Maricopa County.
With the pair in-custody, deputies checked the vehicle prior to towing. Inside Jameson’s purse deputies located 2 glass meth pipes, related paraphernalia, and a forged bank check. A black computer case apparently belonging to Moore contained 4 new syringes, a passport not in Moore’s name, blank bank checks, a laptop computer, and several flash drives. Deputies also found Moore’s Arizona driver’s license which he denied possessing when earlier asked. In common areas of the vehicle, deputies found more than a dozen forged checks in various names along with a pill bottle containing methamphetamine.
During review of the forgery/fraud evidence, deputies discovered that an area police agency was currently investigating Moore for similar crimes. Follow-up is ongoing as to Moore’s identity theft/fraud operation.
Both suspects were booked at the Camp Verde Detention on the previously mentioned warrants. Moore was also charged with Possession of a Forged Instrument, Provide False Information, Forgery, Fraudulent Schemes and Possession of a Dangerous Drug. He remains in-custody on a $ 17,975 bond. Jameson’s charges include Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Forged Instrument. She remains in-custody on a $4375 bond.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov