SEATTLE – A former employee of KVI-AM radio has been ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution for rigging a call-in contest that awarded $1,000 to listeners.
As part of a plea agreement, Ryan Elizabeth Keeley avoided jail time when she was sentenced Friday in King County Superior Court for second-degree theft.
She was accused of helping friends and their associates win money by picking their names for a radio contest in early 2007. Contestants were supposed to be randomly selected from one of two lists.
Charging papers show Keeley received some of the proceeds for helping others win.
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Charges were dismissed against 14 others who police say helped Keeley with the scheme.