Grandview couple plead guilty to embezzling

YAKIMA — The former president of a Grandview youth swim program and his wife pleaded guilty Monday to theft charges in Yakima County Superior Court.

Investigators said Paul and Yvonne Renee VanPelt used more than $8,000 of Grandview Neptunes swim team funds for personal purchases at places such as Wal-Mart, Hotels.com and Victoria’s Secret.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that Yvonne Renee VanPelt, 41, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft and was sentenced to 10 days of electronic home monitoring.

Paul VanPelt, 36, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft and also was sentenced to 10 days of electronic home monitoring.

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