The former president of a Grandview youth swim program and his wife, accused of embezzling from the team, pleaded guilty Monday in Yakima County Superior Court.
Paul and Yvonne Renee VanPelt were charged in December with first-degree theft after Grandview investigators accused them of using more than $8,000 of Grandview Neptunes swim team funds for personal purchases at places such as Wal-Mart, Hotels.com and Victoria’s Secret.
Yvonne Renee VanPelt, 41, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, a Class C felony, and was sentenced to 10 days of electronic home monitoring, also known as home detention.
Paul VanPelt, 36, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, a gross misdemeanor. He, too, was sentenced to 10 days of electronic home monitoring.