Tucson CitizenTucson Citizen

Justice of peace called fake; marriages in doubt

SEDONA – Sheriff’s officials in Arizona say a man impersonated an elected justice of the peace and performed several weddings whose legality are now in doubt.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says 41-year-old Allen Elfman was arrested Tuesday on charges of fraud, forgery, criminal impersonation, impersonating a public servant and tampering with a public record.

D’Evelyn says a county court administrator brought the case to the attention of the county attorney’s office. Sheriff’s detectives have found at least four couples who were married by Elfman.

It isn’t clear how long Elfman is accused of marrying couples, but at least one of the weddings he performed dated back to late 2007.

D’Evelyn didn’t know if Elfman had an attorney.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

Search site | Terms of service