Ex-Lacey chamber executive guilty of stealing

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LACEY, Wash. (AP) -- The former executive of the Lacey Chamber of Commerce has pleaded guilty to stealing $18,000 from the organization.

The Olympian reports that (http://bit.ly/ozGVoW) a judge sentenced 43-year-old Jenny Thorsell to 45 days of home monitoring on Wednesday.

Charging papers say the $18,000 include more than $8,000 Thorsell spent at the Red Wind and Tulalip casinos using a chamber credit card. Thorsell has been ordered to pay the chamber $17,188.56 in restitution.

Thorsell's attorney John Sinclair says she can only leave her home for reasons related to caring for her two young children.

The Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Thorsell with first-degree theft in March.