Thief Who Targeted Softball, Cemetery Associations Gets 8 Year Sentence
BROWNWOOD, TX-- After stealing more than $30,000 combined from the Early Softball Association and the Greenleaf Cemetery Association, Tisha Pruett received an eight year sentence on Thursday.
Pruett stole the money from the organizations between 2014 and 2015.
When asked why she did it, Pruett could not explain her reasons to the 35th District Court of Brown County. District Judge Steve Ellis said he knew her reasons.
"It's selfish and it's greedy," Ellis said in the courtroom. "Your sense of entitlement continues. I don't think you're a horrible person. I do think you're a thief."
Pruett and her husband, Josh, were both convicted for stealing the money from the softball association. They were both serving deferred adjudication sentences for that conviction.
Despite testimony from Pruett's court appointed attorney, the judged sentenced her to eight years in prison for the theft of Greenleaf.
The Brownwood Bulletin reported on this story. The full story can be read here.