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N4T Investigators: Woman sued by Arizona has multiple business listings

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A woman allegedly preying on immigrants and the poor in our city and now facing a civil lawsuit may have been misleading the state of Arizona, as well.

Up until this year, Ofelia Olivas Lizarraga had multiple business listings with several state agencies. Records show she opened Multiservicios Olivas LLC in 2013. She received a notary public license under that company name that same year.

In December 2014, that license was revoked. Olivas was nearly held in contempt of court after she falsely notarized a defendant's signature on a process form.

"Looking at the signatures and looking at my client's signatures, it was clear it was not the same person," said Peter Gutierrez, who represented the woman in Olivas' case.

After her license was revoked, in February of this year, Olivas surfaced again. Records show that she opened a new business, Lizarraga Documents Services, LLC. She also advertised this business again as a documents preparer on her own Facebook page where she gathered her clients. She offered her services for divorce papers, income tax, child support, notary public and even car registration.
Her address on Tucson's southside stands empty. The sign over the business isn't even the same business.

The Arizona Corporation Commission identifies her business as a company not in good standing.
Certified legal documents preparers warn what to look for in these situations. Linda Seger is a certified legal documents preparer who helped create the rules to regulate those in her field.
"First question, are you certified? She wasn't," Seger said. "People shop around more for tvs than they do this kind of thing. It's so sad."

Juan Luis Navarro is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. He hired Olivas to prepare his green card application. He says she kept the money. Arizona sued her on his behalf, stating she'd falsely advertised herself as a legal documents preparer.

A spokesman with the Arizona Corporation Commission said Lizarraga's new business will be dissolved this week if she doesn't respond to their correspondence.

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