Former Idaho Rodeo Royalty takes Plea Deal in Theft Case
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Miss Caldwell Night Rodeo Queen and former Boise State University Bronco girl has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1,000 from her former employer.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 23-year-old Chelsi Ann Horton on Monday in 4th District Court pleaded guilty to felony grand theft. Prosecutors as part of the plea deal agreed to recommend a 10-year underlying prison sentence be suspended in favor of probation. Court records say that Horton did bookkeeping duties for Canyon County-based King Concrete.
Police say Horton was paid $9 an hour but gradually increased her own pay without approval to about $18 an hour. Police say she eventually embezzled $20,000. The amount of restitution remains open for argument at Horton's sentencing in December.