Since August 2012, the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) Criminal Investigations Unit, along with the Tucson Airport Authority Police Department (TAAPD), has been working on a fraud case involving Brittney Leigh Underwood. The investigation revealed there were more than 40 people victimized by Underwood and more than $85,000 dollars fraudulently charged by her. On August 11, 2014, Underwood accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for the following charges: aggravated taking identity of another, fraud schemes and forgery.
On July 20, 2012, the Oro Valley Police Department began a fraud investigation involving one victim. The investigation lead to a suspect who lived in the city of Tucson and a search warrant was conducted at the 10000 Block of East Speedway, where the suspect was located and a significant amount of evidentiary items were located indicating a large fraud operation was being conducted at this residence. Brittney Leigh Underwood (DOB 02/25/83), who uses an alias of Tiffany Bastien (DOB 03/02/87), appeared to be one of the leaders of this criminal syndicate and was arrested for multiple counts of fraud schemes and artifices, aggravated identity theft, identity theft and credit card theft. She is currently confined in the Pima County Jail.
During the investigation, Beavers Band Box and Egencia documents were recovered. Our Criminal Investigations Unit wants to ensure all victims are located. If you are contacted by anyone claiming to represent Beavers Band Box or Egencia, do not provide them any information. The Oro Valley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating additional victims to this fraud. If you have any information or suspect you have been a victim, please contact Det. Z. Young at (520)-229-4943 or (520)-229-4900.