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Kent City Council candidate Ken Sharp due back in court Nov. 20
Kent City Council candidate Ken Sharp is scheduled to return to court Nov. 20 as he faces seven counts of first-degree theft for reportedly stealing $297,500 from his 93-year-old mother's bank account and putting the money into his account.
Sharp, who pleaded not guilty to the charges on Aug. 29, had a case-setting Wednesday in King County Superior Court in Kent that was continued to Nov. 20, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. A trial date can be set during the court hearing or attorneys can ask for more time to prepare the case.
Sharp is running against Bailey Stober for a council seat. King County Elections mails ballots Oct. 16 for the Nov. 5 general election.
Federal Way Police arrested and released Sharp on June 21 for investigation of theft from his mother, a Federal Way resident.
If convicted as charged, Sharp faces a prison sentence of 22 to 29 months, according to Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.