PASCO, Wash. -

A state audit has found that the former director of the Downton Pasco Development Authority who admitted to embezzling took $53,000 more than investigators initially thought.
The Tri-City Herald reports that according to the audit, which was released Monday, Michael Goins took more than $143,200 for his personal use between August 2013 and last November. Goins admitted to taking $90,000 as part of a plea agreement in April.
Though the final amount he was found to have stolen is more than what he admitted to, it is well below the $250,000 threshold needed to bring Goins back to court for additional charges, as set by a judge.
Goins was released from prison July 21 after service his one-year term for first-degree theft with aggravating factors. He was credited for time served.