Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oregon youth groups' treasurer pleads guilty to theft.


An Oregon woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from two youth sports leagues and a school parents club and agreed to repay more than $135,000.

Renae Marlee Mason of Lake Oswego could face a maximum six years in prison when she is sentenced Aug. 11. The 45-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Clackamas County Circuit Court to seven theft counts. Prosecutor Michael Wu tells The Oregonian that efforts to agree on a sentence recommendation failed. It will be up to a judge to decide her sentence.
Mason's lawyer Kevin Davenport says she has agreed to repay the money she took from Lake Oswego Junior Baseball, Lake Oswego Youth Football and the Lake Oswego Junior High School Parent Club. She served as volunteer treasurer for the organizations.
Wu says that amount will exceed $135,000.

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