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Kala Pearson at the reopening of the Ranch House Restaurant in Lake Montezuma. (VVN/Jon Pelletier)

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Ranch House's Kala Pearson faces charges of theft by extortion

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested 57-year-old Kala Pearson Thursday for felony theft of money from the Beaver Creek Village Property Owners Association. Detectives in November met with BCVPOA board members about a theft of funds from the association's corporate bank account.