Washington woman changes plea in embezzlement case

According to KLEW-TV, a woman from Pullman, Wash., recently switched her plea to embezzlement-related charges. Emily Kirk, who once worked as the treasurer for the Whitcom 9-1-1 Employee Guild, pleaded guilty to first-degree theft and forgery for stealing $14,000 from the group's accounts. The source reported that the Attorney General claims $2,700, while it normally hovered around $10,000.

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