No jail for man who stole $400k from water groupAugust 30, 2014 @ 12:56 pm
SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) -- A man who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $400,000 from a private water association will not face jail time.
The Everett Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1lBJgNF) that 76-year-old Jesse Orvic Rowe was convicted of first-degree theft, a felony, earlier this year. Rowe completed 240 hours of community service in lieu of a 30-day jail sentence. He also agreed to pay the water association $300,000.
Prosecutors had recommended a year in prison, saying that it was a major economic offense and involved the abuse of a position of trust.
Court documents say Rowe ran the Roosevelt Water Association for 25 years. He used water association money to pay his credit card bills, and for gardening supplies, car repairs, gasoline and utility bills.
Records show Rowe completed the community service hours at Boy Scouts of America camps, where be built platforms and railings and helped design, build and install bunk beds.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com
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