Washougal woman pleads guilty to theft of 9000 from East County Little

first_imgA former president of East County Little League pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree theft for embezzling more than $9,000 from the league by writing checks to herself between 2009 and 2010.Kimberly A. Dimes-Garner, 41, of Washougal will be sentenced Sept. 6. Prosecutors plan to recommend a 30-day sentence for Dimes-Garner to serve on a jail work crew.Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier said he would decide whether to impose that punishment in September, once he saw the amount of money Dimes-Garner had paid in restitution.Collier said he wanted to make sure Dimes-Garner would be held accountable.“When you do this, the kidsare victims. The parents are victims,” Collier said. “There are a whole field of victims.”According to court documents, Dimes-Garner, the league’s president between 2008 and 2010, allegedly wrote 60 checks to herself from the league’s checkbook, which were then deposited into her personal bank accounts.The alleged embezzlement occurred between September 2009 and October 2010.The league was alerted to the missing money in spring 2010 when a new board of directors came in; a board member notified the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in November 2010.last_img

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