LO woman sentenced for robbing three groups

Renae Mason sentenced to five years in prison

Renae Marlee Mason of Lake Oswego has been sentenced to five years in prison on seven counts of stealing a total of $135,000 from local youth sports organizations.

The sentencing came on Aug. 11 in her hearing at Clackamas County Circuit Court in front of Judge Thomas J. Rastetter.

According to Clackamas County De-puty District Attorney Michael Wu, who prosecuted Mason, she was sentenced for six counts of aggravated first-degree theft and one count of first-degree theft. Mason will be eligible for alternative incarceration programs.

When she completes her prison term, Mason will be placed on two years of post-prison supervision and will be ordered to pay restitution to the victims.

The 45-year-old Mason pled guilty to the seven theft counts on June 28. The three leagues robbed by Mason included Lake Oswego Junior Baseball, Lake Oswego Youth Football and the Lake Oswego Junior High School Parent Club in 2010. The thefts came while Mason was serving as the volunteer treasurer for the three organizations.

Victims of the crimes were present at the hearing and gave testimony of the impact of the thefts.

Mason had served for three years as the volunteer treasurer for the three sports groups when it was discovered that large sums of money were missing from their bank accounts.