Paradise Valley Town Councilman Accused Of Stealing Cross From Memorial
Scottsdale detectives have found probable cause to file charges against Paradise Valley Town Councilman Paul Dembow for theft, according to police.
Dembow was allegedly caught on camera stealing a cross from a memorial made for a man killed after being struck by a car in 2015.
The car was driven by then-Vice Mayor Dembow’s daughter, who was never charged with a crime because the act was ruled an accident.
The theft investigation was conducted by Scottsdale detectives to avoid conflict of interest.
If charged with theft, Dembow would face a Class 1 misdemeanor, which comes with a maximum penalty of six months in jail.
Dembow denies the allegations and has declined to comment on the investigation.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been modified for clarity.