WASHINGTON – Bonney Lake woman sentenced as first-time offender in HOA/employer theft case
Bonney Lake woman Jeanette Kay Sturtz, 57, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days community service and 15 days house arrest after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $35,000 from her homeowners association and a Puyallup landscaping company. Sturtz was charged March 5 for the theft of nearly $26,000 from Blue Sky Landscape Service, where she worked as a financial controller. Her employer discovered in November 2011 that 57 fraudulent checks from company accounts had been made payable to Sturtz, and two more had been made payable to non-business related cable and power bills.
In the declaration of probable cause for the case, deputy prosecutor Lisa Wagner noted that the thefts from Blue Sky began the same month thefts from Sturtz’s homeowner’s association ended. Read more: