Former Mayor Pro-Tem behind bars

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- Connell's former Mayor Pro Tem was handed her sentence for ripping off a farm she worked for.
Monica Pruett will spend two years behind bars.

A money laundering charge was dropped in exchange for a guilty plea. Aggravating factors tacked onto the case allowed the state to lock her up for two years instead of just three months.

Victim Bill Swensen, the owner of the farm, told the judge Pruett is a repeat offender who finally got caught and needed to get the maximum sentence.

He said, "When I initially talked to Monica about the missing funds, she kinda dismissed me and it made me upset, and I thought, if that's the game you want to play, that's the game I'll play. She got me and I wanted to get her back."

In addition to her sentence, Pruett will have to pay back $160,000 plus court fees.