Woman gets year in prison in 400000 theft from employer

first_imgA 60-year-old woman who formerly managed Vancouver-based Grimm Enterprises was sentenced Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court to a year in prison for bilking the property business out of more than $400,000.Debra A. Ingalls of Vancouver pleaded guilty last month to a single count of first-degree theft. Court records show she originally faced two counts.“(Ingalls) had our trust. She was treated like family, so much so that she was added as a trustee” to the company, said Lisa Sorenson, who is also a trustee of Grimm Enterprises along with her stepmother, Carolyn Grimm.The business is owned by the trust and manages more than 70 residential and commercial properties in the Vancouver area, including Club Green Meadows. All of the properties are owned by Carolyn Grimm, whose husband Joseph Grimm oversaw the company’s operations until his death in 2010. When Joseph Grimm died, Carolyn Grimm handed over responsibilities to the company’s managers; she told investigators she is no longer involved due to her age, according to an affidavit of probable cause.In December 2014, Ingalls was injured when “a carport at one of Grimm’s rental properties hit her in the head during a windstorm,” the probable cause affidavit says. She was in a coma for two weeks.last_img

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