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Ariz woman, boyfriend accused of taking kids' cash

Published On: Dec 27 2013 10:06:13 AM CST
KINGMAN, Ariz. -

Authorities in northwestern Arizona say a Golden Valley woman and her boyfriend are accused of stealing her children's Christmas money.
   
Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to a theft report Wednesday at a home in Kingman.
   
Two people at the home say they had given $10 to each of their four grandchildren for Christmas.
   
The grandparents say the children's mother allegedly took $30 from the three youngest children.
   
Deputies later located 31-year-old Amanda Sue Rick, who says the children gave her the money so she could get a motel room.
   
Rick and 29-year-old Cruz Alberto Ruvalcaba both were arrested for outstanding misdemeanor warrants and charges of felony possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation and failure to pay fines.