A Pinal County employee accused of stealing a resident’s identity through his access to public records was arrested Tuesday, officials said.
County employee Albert Robbs, 51, was booked Tuesday afternoon for charges of theft, identity theft and impairing the availability of a public record, according to Pinal County spokeswoman Heather Murphy and the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.
Robbs works for county recorder Laura Dean-Lytle and has ties to her daughter, Murphy said. However, Murphy would not elaborate on the relationship between Robbs and Dean-Lytle’s daughter.
The identity theft victim recently contacted Pinal County authorities and sparked the investigation, Murphy said.
Robbs, of Florence, has been transferred to the Pinal County Adult Detention Center in Florence and was held under $25,000 bail.
In a released statement, Dean-Lytle said that she and her staff are prepared to work with investigators.
“As an elected official, I place the public trust ahead of family matters. I have pledged my full and complete cooperation to authorities,” Dean-Lytle said. “Crimes, if they were committed, will not be tolerated.”
Dean-Lytle was not available for comment Wednesday afternoon.