Jacque Nelson comes up with $43k in plea deal

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A woman who was charged with multiple counts of defrauding the Bouse Elementary School District has entered a new tentative plea agreement with the La Paz County Attorney’s Office.

Jacqueline Nelson’s last plea agreement fell through when Nelson rejected it. She would have had to pay $3,500 at the beginning and another $1,800 a month until restitution was paid in full. She would also have had to spend one year in jail.

A jury trial was scheduled for August but negotiations with Nelson continued, and with the new agreement, she pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of fraudulent schemes. Under the terms of the agreement, Ms. Nelson will receive a prison sentence of from 4 months to 2 years on the theft charge and seven years of probation on the fraud charge.

La Paz County Attorney Tony Rogers says the agreement aims for restitution and safety: “The agreement is designed to provide the dual benefits of monetary compensation to the victims and safety for the community through supervision and monitoring by the probation department after Ms. Nelson’s release from prison,” he said.

The origin of the $43,000 was a mystery at first, with Nelson not wanting to share the source of the money. But after the attorneys spent some time in judge’s chambers, Nelson reportedly told the court she got the money from the following sources:

  1. $15,000 on loan from a friend
  2. $10,000 from a trust
  3. $7,500 saved from employment
  4. $3,500 from cleaning and painting houses
  5. $1,500 from her T-shirt business

La Paz County Attorney Tony Rogers says he is having the Sheriff’s Department investigate the sources of the money to ensure that they are legitimate before proceeding with the plea agreement. “To assure the money was acquired legitimately, Lt. Bagby and Det. Draper of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation,” Rogers added.

“The Judge has authority to void the plea agreement if he is not satisfied as to the sources of the money tendered by Ms. Nelson for restitution. At this point, a jury trial is still possible.”

Questions regarding the restitution funds will be resolved in a court hearing on November 14th at 1:30 p.m.

14 comments

  1. THEY SHOULD LOCK HER UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY.SHE IS A CON A LIAR AND A THIEF.SHE OWES A LOT OF MONEY IN THIS TOWN .SHES A GOOD TALKER AND CAN MAKE YOU FEEL SORRY FOR HER.THEY SHOULD CHECK HER MOTHERS BANK THATS WHERE SHE HIDES THE MONEY. DO NOT BELEAVE A WORD SHE SAYS PUT IN JAIL

  2. John Nault

    Sounds like She’s getting off easy,stole tax money! From a schoo
    l, wow

  3. Sandra Williams

    She has left her mark on the Parker strip conning people here as well. Glad she was finally punished.

  4. She’s not being punished enough

  5. Christie Crippen May Ward

    What a piece of work! Can’t imagine they will be able to verify all those sources of income! So perhaps she won’t get her plea deal after all.

  6. incredible.. The last time I saw her she was still trying to con people… and this was just about to be uncovered. She portrayed herself as a good and decent person…. Makes me sick! What is wrong with people?!?

  7. Carey Richardson

    GEEEE….I wonder where she got the 43K?? Defiantly not from the “TRUST” that she claims to be receiving. She’s a sociopath and needs to be stopped!! She’s run her welcome out in OC, CA, now in Parker AZ, which state is next?? Looks like Jackie wins again with a plea deal!!

  8. Cindy Clewell

    Sure makes you not trust people..She not only stole school money, she took all the money the student council had earned..we are talking 4th,5th,6th,7th,8th graders. Now she doesn’t want to go to jail. She should have thought about that while she was vacationing on the stolen funds.

  9. Christie Crippen May Ward

    Oh my gosh, that’s disgusting to think someone would stoop that low to steal from 4th-8th grade CHILDREN!! How pathetic is that?! I can’t believe the courts don’t know about all her lying and are actually considering giving her a plea deal!

  10. The courts need to put her away for a long time.And when she gets out run her out of LaPaz county

  11. She is a no good piece of trash-she had three grand jury indictments for over 42 felony offenses-send her to trial she ripped off everyone in cali now Arizona-heard she works for the boat broker in havasu which is where she lives now. can you imagine giving this liar and cheat your personal info. HAVASU BEWARE–Your newspaper at least needs to warn people. she probably is still hiding behind her mommy I believe marie beard. WATCH OUT PEOPLE BE WARNED—HAVASU BEWARE!!! SHE WILL STEAL YOU BLIND WHILE SMILING> BOAT BROKER really your customers are in jeopardy. Look it up public records lapaz county superior court clerk public access on Jacque Nelson look at civil and criminal and read minutes. DISGUSTING!!!!!!

  12. She was indicted for embezzlement recently through probation violation, Karma is coming around, I hear she wears a anklet. I pray she hits rock bottom, She broke my heart AND got money from me. Best Wishes To All running across her.

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