State v. Singh

In State v. Singh, 4 Ariz. App. 273, 419 P.2d 403 (1966), the defendant was charged with passing a forged instrument to one person, but at the close of its case-in-chief the state was permitted to amend the charge to allege the passing of the instrument to another person. Id. at 277-78, 419 P.2d at 407-08. The Court held the amendment impermissible, explaining "while the rule will allow an amendment to be made to the information . . . it does not allow an amended information to be substituted to charge defendant with a different crime." Id. at 277, 419 P.2d at 407.