In other items: Woman, 52, accused of showing handgun; and bookkeeper faces embezzlement charge.

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Two Bellevue boys, ages 15 and 12, were each charged yesterday with several felonies in connection with a string of small arsons this month in the Robinswood neighborhood where they live.

Because of laws for juvenile offenders, each boy faces only 90 days in juvenile detention if convicted of all the charges, according to King County prosecutors.

The 15-year-old was charged with three counts of second-degree arson and three counts of attempted second-degree arson.

The 12-year-old was charged with two counts of second-degree arson and two counts of attempted second-degree arson.

Each boy also was charged with two counts of third-degree malicious mischief, a misdemeanor.

According to charging documents, police linked the boys to six fires in the Robinswood neighborhood from April 13 to April 18.

Nobody was hurt in any of the fires, but they caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to trash bins, buildings and other property, police said.


Woman, 52, accused of showing handgun

A 52-year-old Bellevue woman was arrested yesterday on suspicion of showing a handgun to a man trying to serve her with court documents at her home, police said.

About noon, the 34-year-old man approached the woman’s front door in the 13100 block of Northeast 33rd Street. The man identified himself and said he was trying to serve her with documents in a child-custody case, police said.

The woman held both her hands up, and one hand held a small handgun in its holster, police said. She told the man, “You’re not leaving those here,” referring to the documents.

The man left the documents behind and called police, who surrounded the home and negotiated the woman’s peaceful surrender about two hours later.


Bookkeeper faces embezzlement charge

A 37-year-old woman from Orting, Pierce County, pleaded not guilty this week to embezzling about $233,000 from the Bellevue home-building company where she worked as a bookkeeper.

Michelle Lynette Seales was charged last week with 50 counts of first-degree theft for checks she wrote to herself between April 2002 and July 2003, according to King County Superior Court documents.

Seales worked for Sinclair Thimgan Homes and wrote checks ranging from about $1,600 to $6,400, prosecutors said. She used the money for items such as car repairs, braces for her daughter, horses and a down payment on a motorcycle, according to the documents.