Former Connell Mayor May have Stolen More Money

The Washington state Auditor's Office is investigating missing funds from a Franklin County cemetary and the former pro tem mayor, Monica Pruett, may be to blame. 

Pruett worked as a business manager at the cemetary and it's determined she did not deposit all receipts from plot sales and gravesite opening and closing fees and submitted a payment to her private business, which led to misappropriation of more than $21,000 between J2004 and 2012.

Pruett is currently in prison for embezzling money from a farm in Mesa.

Pruett was sentenced to two years in prison in November after pleading guilty to taking $160,000 from the farm that hired her as a bookkeeper.

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