Ex-mayor gets home detention in Wash. - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Ex-mayor gets home detention in Wash.

Associated Press - December 7, 2008 4:45 PM ET

ROY, Wash. (AP) - Former Roy Mayor Kim Eldridge has pleaded guilty to stealing from the homeowners association she used to help lead.

The News Tribune reports the 38-year-old Eldridge pleaded guilty to first-degree theft on Nov. 24 and was sentenced to two months in home detention.

Court documents say Eldridge will spend that time, beginning Monday morning, wearing an electronic home monitoring device. She also was ordered to pay the court $800 in fees.

Prosecutors accused Eldridge of writing about $12,000 in unauthorized checks from the McKenna Meadows Homeowners Association bank account between 2003 and 2007. She was president of the association's board through 2006.

Eldrige's term as mayor ended in November 2007 after Roy police discovered she had an unresolved felony theft conviction from King County dating to 1988.

Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/