September 16, 2014
SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) - 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 (YAHV'-uh-pie) 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
D'Evelyn didn't know if Elfman had an attorney.