AZ: Former owner of Citrus Café arrested in Texas; faces fraud charges

Edythe Jensen reports:

A self-proclaimed foodie and former owner of the posh Citrus Café in Chandler will likely be eating jail chow instead of escargot and chardonnay while he awaits trial on multiple theft and fraud charges.

Andrew Paparella Jr., 36, was extradited to Chandler from Texas Thursday, said police spokesman David Ramer.

He was indicted by a Maricopa County Grand Jury in October on 20 criminal charges including identity theft, credit card theft and fraudulent schemes and is accused of going on spending sprees with restaurant patrons’ credit cards.

Read more in The Arizona Republic.

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