Repayment ordered in theft from Lynnwood parents

LYNNWOOD — A Port Townsend woman has been ordered by a court to repay $350,000 she stole from her family in Lynnwood.

Krisel T. Andersen, 60, pleaded guilty earlier this year, court papers show.

In her plea, she denied wrongdoing but acknowledged that a jury would likely convict her if the case went to trial. She didn’t receive any jail time at sentencing.

Andersen was charged in 2013 with first-degree theft.

Andersen’s parents had trusted her with their finances so she could care for them in the last years of their lives.

Prosecutors accused Andersen of taking nearly a half-million dollars, using some of the money to buy land in Jefferson County and a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe.

One of Andersen’s siblings contacted Lynnwood police about the missing money in 2012.

At the time, Andersen’s mother was 86 and her father was 92. Her father since has died.

She had no previous criminal history.

She has a followup hearing in court set for next year.

More in Local News

Bicycle tour raises money for dialysis patients

Volunteers also shared health information and put together care packages for homeless women.

Elderly couple escape serious injuries in crash with train

The driver drove down tracks instead of a road, hitting a slow-moving train near Stanwood.

Expect river levels to keep rising, though sun is on the way

Some could crest above minor and moderate flood levels.

Arrests made in robbery-turned fatal Everett shooting

A man, 24, and woman, 18, were found at a hotel in Seattle.

Boeing reaches out to schools

Company employees helped Everett students at recent reading and Manufacturing Day events.

5-vehicle collision sends school bus into ditch; no injuries

No students were hurt when a school bus crashed into… Continue reading

Fire crew returns early from wildfires in Northern California

Four Everett firefighters returned from battling California wildfires late Thursday… Continue reading

Theft lands former insurance salesman 50 days in jail

A former insurance salesman is expected to report to jail… Continue reading

Pair of intrepid musicians climb N. Cascades summits to play

Rose Freeman and Anastasia Allison pack their instruments up mountains for high-altitude recitals.

Most Read