Golf course designer employee sentenced for embezzlement

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Bend-area woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling nearly $200,000 while working as the office manager for well-known golf course designer David McLay Kidd.

KTVZ-TV reports 40-year-old Katrina Cannon pleaded no contest May 1 to four of the 16 charges she faced and avoided a trial for stealing the funds over a three-year period.

Deschutes County Circuit Judge Randy Miller issued the sentence Tuesday after a 40-minute delay so he could review more than 90 pages of character-witness testimony and accounting documents submitted by Cannon's defense attorney.

Cannon pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated theft, two counts of aggravated ID theft and one count of criminal forfeiture. The judge said he will hold another hearing to determine restitution.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/