Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock sentenced Mary Blevins to 45 days in county jail after she plead guilty to a charge of First-Degree Theft. Thirty days can be spent doing community service reducing the days of confinement to 15.
The 69-year-old Friday Harbor resident must also repay $68,073.97 to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company of Portland, Oregon. Blevins was San Juan Community Theatre's Chief Administrative Officer when she embezzled the money.
The theft was discovered after she retired and her replacement attempted to log onto Pen Soft payroll system and discovered Blevins had purchased it with SJCT's credit card but registered it in her name for her personal accounting business.
Further investigation by the Finance Director uncovered numerous personal items purchased by Blevins using the theatre's credit card. The purchases included $6,662 for her health insurance; medical and dental bills for both her and her husband; cremation expenses for her mother and propane for the Blevins home.
Judge Hancock presided over the August 4, 2017 arraignment and sentencing in San Juan County Superior Court after Superior Judge Don Eaton was recused.