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Eyman Settles in Office Chair Theft Case

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has reached a settlement on charges that he stole a $70 chair from an Office Depot store earlier this year.

The Seattle Times reports the agreement filed Tuesday in Thurston County District Court means the theft charge will be dismissed if Eyman doesn’t commit any crimes and stays away from the Lacey Office Depot for nine months.

Eyman agreed to the “accuracy and admissibility” of the police report. The charge, a gross misdemeanor, carried a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Eyman declined to comment Thursday.

Surveillance video showed Eyman sitting in the chair in the store’s entryway in February, spinning it around a few times, and then walking it to the parking lot.

Eyman said he intended to pay for the chair, but received a call and became distracted.

Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com


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