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Federal Way youth sports treasurer sentenced in embezzlement

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on Feb. 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm with 5 Comments »
February 4, 2011 4:41 pm

The former treasurer for three Federal Way youth sports leagues was sentenced today to 30 days in jail and must pay nearly $34,000 in restitution for embezzling funds from the leagues.

Colleen A. Wiley, 44, pleaded guilty Jan. 18 to first-degree theft. Prosecutors say Wiley wrote unauthorized checks and an unauthorized wire transfer totaling $33,967.20 – the restitution she must now pay.

According to court documents, the Federal Way woman stole the money from three leagues between August 2007 and January 2009.

Wiley was charged in August 2010 with four counts of first-degree theft and six counts of second-degree theft, and originally pleaded not guilty. The charges were reduced to the one count of first-degree theft in a plea agreement.

The three leagues involved are the Puget Sound Junior Football League, the Federal Way American Little League and Federal Way Junior Football Hawks.

King County Superior Court Judge Brian Gain sentenced Wiley today at the Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. Tracianne says:

    30 days that’s it? Whats this state coming to.

  2. teamlynn1 says:

    This is a joke, this woman stole this money from these kids programs for her own use. 30 days and order to pay restitution which will never be collected. A court order gives the judgement but does NOT enforce collection. The wrong message was sent, to some 30 days in jail would be worth a 35k interest free loan. Shame on you Colleen Wiley!

  3. Alaska47 says:

    She should be in jail until she pays all of it back,then be in state prison for a year.What a scumbag.

  4. dirtydan54 says:

    I wonder who shes married to or who her relatives and close friends are.

  5. shaboo999 says:

    I was shocked when I heard her light sentence. It’s a total breach of trust, how could she do that to our young kids?

    King5 said she will spend 30 days under house arrest, and WON’T be required to pay back the restitution, which will be whatever the balance is after the league’s insurance policy pays out, LESS deductible. WHY??? Who got their facts right here?

    Another thing that angers me is that she is way in debt, morbidly obese, and did NOTHING with the embezzled money to better herself, although she probably enjoyed lots of snacks.

    She is basically getting away with it…

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