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Woman Arrested During Raids in Salem, Aumsville

Seized in the raids were two pickups, financial records, vehicle titles, cash and computers.

Quonna Bender
Quonna Bender
Photo courtesy: Linn County Sheriff's Office

(AUMSVILLE, Ore. ) - Linn County Sheriff deputies executed several search warrants in Marion County near Aumsville and Salem yesterday.

Addresses of the warrants included 7198 Lipscomb St. SE. Salem and 7223 Shaw Highway, Aumsville. Seized in the raids were two pickups, financial records, vehicle titles, cash and computers.

Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller says all items were seized in connection with an investigation of an alleged embezzlement that occurred at Jeff King Construction 30126 Santiam Hwy in Lebanon, by a former employee.

Arrested was 42-year-old Quonna Bender. She listed her address as 7223 Shaw Highway in Aumsville. Bender was lodged in Linn County Jail charged with 11 counts of Aggravated Theft 1 and one count each of Laundering Money and Computer Crime. Her bail was listed at $126,000. Bender was released after posting bail.

The investigation is continuing.

Source: Linn County Sheriff

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Connie January 19, 2014 3:31 pm (Pacific time)

They are creepy

Some people October 28, 2013 1:05 pm (Pacific time)

Do you guys know how dumb you sound?? Move on from high school.

JFC October 11, 2013 6:09 pm (Pacific time)

Does anyone know if Jeff was ever paid back I know they bought a house in Sublmity and Alan just bought a new pickup.

Grasshopper June 22, 2013 6:12 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you

Honesty June 20, 2013 4:57 pm (Pacific time)

They bought somewhere in Sublimity

Grasshopper June 17, 2013 7:54 am (Pacific time)

Anyone know the address of this new house/trailer or at least the town? Might be usefull.

J.F.C. May 26, 2013 7:47 pm (Pacific time)

Jeff will never be paid back because they just bought a house our system works to protect the theives on this earth and thats it, somebody needs to step in and take all of there retirement and see how funny that is.

Just Checking up May 3, 2013 4:34 pm (Pacific time)

Anything going on I heard they got a trailer now is Jeff payed back

Honest November 21, 2011 5:37 pm (Pacific time)

Everyone have a happy and honest Thanksgiving and I mean everyone haha

uncle Lester October 30, 2011 12:11 am (Pacific time)

Allan and Quonnas niece was in a vehicle rollover recently, no injuries.. Please family and friends dont drink and drive...

@ you A-LL October 29, 2011 9:34 pm (Pacific time)

Umm, you mean you're a joke.

I LOVE IT October 10, 2011 3:42 pm (Pacific time)

That is exactly right, but you have to remember they think they are above everyone else and still walk around like nothing ever happened and whats up with the kids getting pregnant before they are married what a joke I will see you in H-LL

Josh October 4, 2011 6:11 pm (Pacific time)

If Quonan and Big Al are truly sorry they will apologize to Jeff and will owe him for the rest of their lives. As for the rest of the Bender clan, I hope you take this as a lesson that your gossiping and intruding personalities only make you look bad. Now that your family has been drug through the mud, I hope you all learn to keep your gossiping mouths shut and do something positive for all those hurt in this situation. Amen

Did It? July 28, 2011 6:31 pm (Pacific time)

Is all the money paid back?

Time to lock my doors now February 21, 2011 7:25 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks alot

not enough time served February 16, 2011 10:35 am (Pacific time)

Wonder why they moved from Lyons to Sublimity????

J.F.C. December 20, 2010 5:30 pm (Pacific time)

Everybody have a happy and an honest holiday what a joke

Update November 14, 2010 6:33 pm (Pacific time)

Anything new??

know August 24, 2010 12:38 pm (Pacific time)

BOTH been in prison? I don't think so!

Over looked August 22, 2010 7:47 pm (Pacific time)

I think they have more then people think they do that is why they both should have been in prison

really? August 17, 2010 5:23 pm (Pacific time)

What property?What retirement?She doesn't make any money.Pretty unrealistic to think the money will ever be paid back.

overAmonth August 15, 2010 9:54 pm (Pacific time)

any follow up on the civil any info at all??

About time June 29, 2010 4:06 pm (Pacific time)

Somebody needs to step in and start taking all property,retirement,and wages until every cent is payed back and then we will see how funny that is when they have nothing.

Local June 29, 2010 4:05 pm (Pacific time)

Yes but by OR law you are only allowed to take a certain percentage of a person's paycheck. Basically, she will probably not live long enough.

Nice June 25, 2010 12:43 pm (Pacific time)

So does this mean she has to pay him back all the money and if so how much does this intale?

okeee-dokeee June 26, 2010 9:18 pm (Pacific time)

where does one go to get the details of the civil suit?

Local June 24, 2010 11:43 am (Pacific time)

She lost-JK won the civil suit

Curious May 19, 2010 7:33 pm (Pacific time)

Is anything going on with the civel suit?

I Dought it April 27, 2010 6:54 pm (Pacific time)

The truth will never be out, once a thief always thief and they can never be trusted.

Justice April 21, 2010 8:49 pm (Pacific time)

Truth always comes out!

Suspicous April 20, 2010 7:03 pm (Pacific time)

Looks like we need to keep an eye on craigslist for gmc accesories for a green pickup

Yehbut April 11, 2010 10:51 am (Pacific time)

Not only does J.k deserve his monetary vindication here, but lets sympathize with all the honest paying taxpayers that were affected also. I have a feeling that money illegally gained does not show on ones tax returns!!

Remember April 9, 2010 4:30 pm (Pacific time)

It's not bashing its just so they don't forget what they did and I do hope J.K. can get his money back.

really? April 2, 2010 7:50 pm (Pacific time)

How is all this bashing benefical?The money will never be paid back.Shes living happily everafter in her world with blinders on. Personnaly I would leave the state.

Just a little longer April 2, 2010 3:13 pm (Pacific time)

Can we please keep this open untill everything is payed back?

Editor: Please try to keep people from spinning too far out, thanks.

test April 2, 2010 8:40 am (Pacific time)

just checking to see if its really shut down or some bender lover posting that.

Editor: If it is bold you can be sure it is us.  Beyond that, all comments here are approved by living people.  This was starting to get out of hand, if people can be cool and keep out of the ringer, then maybe we can go on with this, but here is the deal: I will not publish anything that has to do with business names; it must not happen.  A person whose business was reference here contacted us and I said that would not happen again.  So, I will try to overlook the "bender lover" part and publish your comment.  

Really? March 25, 2010 5:31 pm (Pacific time)

Wow! It only took 2 years - almost to the day to shut it down! Congrats!

truth March 25, 2010 12:58 pm (Pacific time)


When March 16, 2010 3:13 pm (Pacific time)

When are they going to start paying the stolen money back, after she robs another company.

thinwalls March 14, 2010 5:10 pm (Pacific time)

Mrs Bender is doing the books for a vending company. Someones snickers bar is going to cost em a pretty penny.

family March 14, 2010 10:15 am (Pacific time)

Who would show up for them besides there crooked family to cover things up?

LOL March 12, 2010 9:47 am (Pacific time)

Maybe we should have a fund raiser

tickled February 25, 2010 8:03 pm (Pacific time)

Is Jeff King going to continue with the law suit against Quonna, Alan, Lucille, Virgil, Paul and Emilee? Or has Quonn'a thievery left him unable to afford legal services?

Ashish February 11, 2010 3:50 am (Pacific time)

sad story ____________ Ashish plr articles

big joke they are February 9, 2010 6:46 pm (Pacific time)

Paulies girl friend had a baby. Yep she's probably working under the table. Once a crook always one.

Righteous January 9, 2010 4:08 pm (Pacific time)

Im sure I read that fornication was a sin against god? Whats up with this?

Not Funny January 9, 2010 9:57 am (Pacific time)

Its really nice how they keep everything a "BIG SECRET" when it involves them, but there always in everybody elses buiness what a joke.

Anonymous January 8, 2010 8:18 pm (Pacific time)

Private wedding.They want it secret.

KARMA January 8, 2010 1:27 pm (Pacific time)


Anonymous January 7, 2010 9:02 pm (Pacific time)

There new grand parents! They have oh my gosh another dependent.They cant afford to give money back.daahhh

Pay It Back January 7, 2010 5:27 pm (Pacific time)

If they havn't payed anything back yet somebody needs to start garnishing wages and taking more property untill every penny is payed back.

Not Funny January 7, 2010 5:20 pm (Pacific time)

Real nice our G.D. system working at its best once again what a crock of S--T

KARMA January 7, 2010 12:31 pm (Pacific time)


tickled January 6, 2010 9:35 pm (Pacific time)

Cna't help but wonder if Quonna is now paying back Jeff King the $$$ she owes in restitution...or is she working under the table in order to "cheat" again!

LOL January 1, 2010 4:11 pm (Pacific time)

Lets just bless the honest ones please

Anonymous December 23, 2009 8:57 pm (Pacific time)

God bless us all!

Ned Flanders December 23, 2009 5:59 pm (Pacific time)

May everyone that has had the misfortune to cross roads with the inhumane attitudes and the dishonest and pridefull spirit which continues to make ones feel that they do no wrong and are above the law, may you find peace. May you find peace within yourself to know that these individuals will be dealt with accordingly from the maker above, because these fleshly people will be held accountable for their actions even when these people in which this news forum was created are acting that they did no wrong.But in actuality they should be shaking for their own lifes because soon they will be held accountable. So peace and contintment to all affected by their gross acts from the past down to today..

Anonymous December 15, 2009 8:51 pm (Pacific time)

Just trying to show they dont walk on water like they think they do! Just because you go to church doesent make you better than any one else.

Really??... Your Lame! December 15, 2009 7:32 pm (Pacific time)

And why does it matter what other Benders are doing? Im sure if some people on here gave up there names we would all have something to say about them and their misfortunes.

Anonymous December 10, 2009 4:26 pm (Pacific time)

Is there a Jacob Bender? If so Linn county has him for drug dealing and meth

Nunya December 3, 2009 8:15 pm (Pacific time)

Dearest Something Smells Stinky: WOW, I am so glad that we all have you to fill us in on something at we have all heard. It sounds like this way breaking news to you. Maybe you should stay hidden under that rock you have been living under for the past two years. Just a tip, next time you come out with such "Hot Gossip" make sure the "facts" you have are true. Yours Truely, Nunya

something smells stinky November 29, 2009 3:08 pm (Pacific time)

Its really sickening how Quonna and Alan walk around like they are still above everyone else. No doubt in my mind he knew all along what was going on. She's working for her friend trexler who was one of the one's who helped them hide their bikes and stuff. they are probably also hiding the hot tub that Alan went and took from the house that they lost. I think this is theft also!!!!!!!!! Pictures of the listing showed the hot tub, but then it disappeared and alan said that he made a deal with the people that bought the house he could have it... Ummm, that house was not bought by anyone. sound fishy?????

LOL November 2, 2009 2:29 pm (Pacific time)

Hey small town resident it will not be over until every cent is paid back and they start treating people with some respect.

Justice November 1, 2009 9:09 pm (Pacific time)

See I told you you couldn't!lol just like a good cathlic

small town resident October 31, 2009 9:52 pm (Pacific time)

LOL and Justice, it's over, so move on. You are the last two to keep talking about it. It's old news.

Peeved October 31, 2009 5:56 pm (Pacific time)

Im sure the one she's supposedly going into business with is her friend, she's been working for her ever since she got home. Heck, she help them hide their belonging. They deserve each other.

Funny October 29, 2009 6:54 pm (Pacific time)

I think this is just icing on the cake because they weren't liked very much to start with. lol

Journey October 29, 2009 11:49 am (Pacific time)

Perhaps Julie’s lying, thieving, felon of a mother should have first thought about the shame and ridicule she would bring to her family for years to come.

emma October 22, 2009 1:16 pm (Pacific time)

i love my julie and by talking about her mom you guys hurt her so all of you just get a life

Right on October 19, 2009 8:29 pm (Pacific time)

Hey in time you forgot to mention that renting will get you no where in life lol.

Justice October 19, 2009 8:03 pm (Pacific time)

Sorry I was sining that night! can you forgive me? lol

In time October 19, 2009 5:31 pm (Pacific time)

Grrr... She is a horriable person. Deserved to get more time than she did. Really 18 months. It almost just makes it all worth it?? Other than she lost everthing. hahaha Sure she had a nice stash of money though. It is nice to see that beautiful house sitting empty. lol About someone going into bus with her what a retard. Hope he keeps an eye on her every move. She is good will do it again. Got to have that life style back somehow.

Not a friend of October 19, 2009 2:52 pm (Pacific time)

Justice, learn to spell. It drives some of us nuts.

Very True October 5, 2009 4:37 pm (Pacific time)

Once a theif always a theif.

WHY WOULD YOU October 5, 2009 7:43 am (Pacific time)

Why would anyone go into a business with this woman. This is the new info on the streets in her new "home town." I can not believe someone could be so dumb and so blind. HOLD the check book don't let her get a hold of it. She will take all and only walk away with 18mo.

JUSTICE September 20, 2009 8:30 pm (Pacific time)

Just like I said cluck cluck like church You are Christains so you have to forgive me!lol can you!? Thats your test for your faith! Can you do it?lol Bet you cant!!!Siners!!!WALK THE WAK TALK THE TALK!

Not a friend of Quonna's September 20, 2009 5:20 am (Pacific time)

Nameless is right. Move on and get a life or a psychologist. Justice, by your comments I thought you were a woman. Now I know you're a man - probably Jeff. Whoever you are, you are definitely obsessesd. Find a psyhologist to help you. Do you have obsessive/compulsive disorder? Do you need grievance counseling? Really. It's over now.

Keep up the good work September 19, 2009 11:06 am (Pacific time)

Justice keep up the good work you are exactly right

Justice September 18, 2009 8:04 pm (Pacific time)

Then quit being a CON in life and be Honest and True to others and kind to the ones you DISRESPECT. You might find you have more friends. Justice is done with you!

The Nameless September 18, 2009 2:10 pm (Pacific time)

Some people just can't move on..pitiful

Justice September 17, 2009 7:59 pm (Pacific time)

Honesty dont find you in PRISON! dah!wake up!

Honesty is the best policy September 14, 2009 7:39 pm (Pacific time)

We are the honest ones

Justice September 14, 2009 7:20 pm (Pacific time)

OMG! I know what my wife does! Doesn't he? You people need to wake up! shissshhh

Somebody September 12, 2009 6:41 pm (Pacific time)

Who are you people? You are all so strange... Who cares what Quanna has done or is doing? And, leave Emily and Alan Bender out of this!

Not tickled September 1, 2009 7:11 pm (Pacific time)

According to Vine, she was released august 28, 2009.

Got a Life August 26, 2009 3:13 pm (Pacific time)

Hey Tickled, where have you been since last April? No this isn't Denise but I'm flattered that you thought so.

Tickled August 25, 2009 7:26 pm (Pacific time)

Hey Denise...that you?????

Got a Life August 23, 2009 3:24 pm (Pacific time)

Well, "Editor", clearly you are not as informed as you believe yourself to be. Follow the link below and you can watch the video re: the landmark case I referred to. I'm not sure what you meant by "your post makes little sense." It seems pretty clear to me. Whoever you are, I think it's unfortunate that you chose to reference me as "defending a rapist". I have NEVER commented in any fashion to defend a rapist in this or any other column. Was that said to discredit me? The definition of a blogger, as published online is: blogger blog·ger n. web·log (wĕb'lôg', -lŏg') n. A website that displays in chronological order the postings by one or more individuals and usually has links to comments on specific postings. That sounds pretty accurate to me. And in reference to "We already know more than you realize friend", is that some sort of veiled threat? I have nothing to hide and certainly am not ashamed of anything I am posting as you should be. Your remarks are snide, snotty, inaccurate and insensitive. You might consider working on your people skills.

Justice August 21, 2009 3:34 pm (Pacific time)

Bring it on! I have a lot to say!(Got a Life)You need to get one.

Karma will get Karma. August 20, 2009 8:55 pm (Pacific time)

But, yes, some of this is slander. People figure they won't get sued for saying anything. Whoever said Alan was cheating on Quonna, I'm sure, did not say how they could prove it. That person really does not know how much Alan and Quonna love each other. Family members do know. Maybe that person is just wishing Alan would cheat to break them up. Sorry. It's not going to happen. If you loved your spouse half as much as they love each other you would be lucky. Just curious how much longer this conversation will go on after Quonna gets released this month. Yes, websites can follow you and get your name and address without telling them. Is our entertainment going away? :)

Karma will get Karma. August 20, 2009 8:45 pm (Pacific time)

But, yes, some of this is slander. People figure they won't get sued for saying anything. Whoever said Alan was cheating on Quonna, I'm sure, did not say how they could prove it. That person really does not know how much Alan and Quonna love each other. Family members do know. Maybe that person is just wishing Alan would cheat to break them up. Sorry. It's not going to happen. If you loved your spouse half as much as they love each other you would be lucky. Just curious how much longer this conversation will go on after Quonna gets released this month. Yes, websites can follow you and get your name and address without telling them. Is our entertainment going away? :)

Got a Life August 20, 2009 3:54 pm (Pacific time)

Thankfully, a landmark case was just approved that enables people who have been villified in blogs just like this one that Google has to turn over their real names so that suits can be brought against them in civil court for defamation of character. Let's see how some of you enjoy having your dirty laundry drug out in public. I'm curious if you're as excited to "tell them how you really feel" when your real name is attached. Victory is sweet.

Editor: Well, the last time you commented here it was to stick up for an alleged rapist.  We already know more than you realize friend, and is a news Website, not a blog.   If you are online you shouldn't be confused about that.  Short of that your post makes little sense.

Curious August 16, 2009 3:25 pm (Pacific time)


Anonymous August 14, 2009 1:51 pm (Pacific time)

when is the civil trial?

Karma will get karma August 13, 2009 7:15 pm (Pacific time)

Nope. None of these are relatives that are known to the Benders. There are Benders from Salem, but they are no relation. Too bad :) If you want to tell off Quonna go to her civil trial if you're afraid to go tell her off in prison. You know she's going to come out meaner and smarter than when she went in.

portlandfriend August 6, 2009 4:15 pm (Pacific time)

I don't believe they are related.

Anonymous August 2, 2009 8:49 am (Pacific time)

BENDER, KIM BENDER, KIM SID: 14344214 LODGED Lodged: 07/27/2009 11:17 Max: 08/03/2009 DoB: 07/10/1975 Arrest: SMN Type: OTHER Docket: 09P3175 Hold Auth: POLK Charge Bail Status Next Court Release 2 DEL METH NO BAIL POSANC 08/03/2009 Arrest: CRT Type: COURT Docket: 09C44694 Hold Auth: MARION Charge Bail Status Next Court Release 1 DEL METH 500000 PRETRIA08/04/2009 08:30 CIRCUI 2 DEL METH CO BAIL PRETRIA08/04/2009 08:30 CIRCUI 3 POS METH CO BAIL PRETRIA08/04/2009 08:30 CIRCUI 2-AUG-2009 04:01 Page 12 BENDER, SEAN W BENDER, SEAN W SID: 15763150 LODGED Lodged: 07/28/2009 22:40 Max: DoB: 07/20/1968 Arrest: SMP Type: OTHER Docket: 07C55446 Hold Auth: MARION Charge Bail Status Next Court Release 1 MENACING (PROB VIOL) 5000 PROVIO 08/11/2009 08:30 CIRCUI Are they related?

bender follower August 2, 2009 8:24 am (Pacific time)

attahced is something sent to me from Vine. Looks like the theif is getting out soon. Betcha her sister will have a huge party for her. 7/31/2009 This email is to inform you that QUONNA BENDER with the State ID number 17323595, will be released from the custody of the Oregon Dept of Corrections on the projected release date of: 8/30/2009. You will receive another notification from VINE on the day of this offender's release. If you need further information, you can call the Oregon State VINE service at 1-877-674-8463 and press zero to speak to a VINE operator. This notification is sponsored by the Oregon VINE Service. It is our hope that this information has been helpful to you. Thank you, The VINE Service

??????? July 27, 2009 9:16 am (Pacific time)

Shouldn't she be released soon? And what is going to happen? Is Al going to take her back??? WOW!! Lots to wonder and Question?? Does anyone Know??????

Payback July 1, 2009 7:04 pm (Pacific time)

Does anyone know if they are going to garnish wages when she gets out for the payback

FRAUD June 10, 2009 4:18 pm (Pacific time)

yah we know how he worships her and the church! Thats a crock! Just like all of the Benders and there church. Its just to try and make them have I am better than you kinda thing. lol

W June 8, 2009 7:19 pm (Pacific time)

If you are implying Al is faithful you are SO wrong>He worships Quonna

KARMA June 3, 2009 12:50 pm (Pacific time)


Rose June 3, 2009 11:34 am (Pacific time)

Replaced? Where?

KARMA June 3, 2009 10:59 am (Pacific time)


Anonymous June 2, 2009 3:53 pm (Pacific time)

I wonder what shes going to do when she finds out she has already been replaced?Someone has been bizzy!

release:aug? May 19, 2009 6:54 am (Pacific time)

from:"find an Oregon inmate" (Google search) SID# 17323595 Offender Name: BENDER, QUONNA LYNN Age: 43 Gender: Female Height: 5' 02'' Weight: 150 lbs DOB: 06/1965 Race: White Hair: Blond Eyes: Green Caseload: 15707 Peterson , LeAnn Location: COFFEE CREEK CORRECTIONAL FACILITY Status: Inmate Institution Admission Date 08/07/2008 Earliest Release Date: 08/30/2009

Rose May 18, 2009 6:22 pm (Pacific time)

VERY soon !

Justice May 15, 2009 9:02 pm (Pacific time)

So when does she get out?

Extremely Entertaining April 24, 2009 4:13 pm (Pacific time)

You got that right!!!!!!!!!!!!

amused April 24, 2009 12:27 pm (Pacific time)

These blogs are SO entertaining.

KARMA April 22, 2009 7:15 pm (Pacific time)


too funny!!! April 22, 2009 3:34 pm (Pacific time)

Hopefully they will all get what they deserve in the end. Its a bunch of crap that she only has to pay back what she admitted to stealing, not the whole amount which was 3 times more. too bad the rest of that group, D pallett, M Mitchell and S Trexler wouldnt get kicked off their pedestals they put themselves on. Her sister D Pallett has got to be the snobbiest B**(and of all. The other 2 are not far behind. They should all be brought up for hiding stolen property.

Tickled April 21, 2009 9:40 pm (Pacific time)

Yes, Jeff must have the power if he can get someone to file bankruptcy. Maybe the real reason they filed is because Lucille can't quit spending the money cuz she's still trying to keep up with the Jones (or should I say the "crooks" they all affiliate with).

JUSTICE April 17, 2009 2:26 pm (Pacific time)

Rock on KARMA!

KARMA April 17, 2009 10:34 am (Pacific time)


Saddened April 16, 2009 3:06 pm (Pacific time)

All listed in the civil suit had to file bankruptcy per Jeff King's request. It is funny though how all of those people who did all of the traveling, jewelry buying etc, now have jobs and can't afford any of the things they used too, cruises, trips, toys. You know they knew what they were doing, it;s a shame it went on for so long.

KARMA April 16, 2009 8:52 am (Pacific time)


It's about time April 16, 2009 8:45 am (Pacific time)

We will see how Quonna is when she gets out. Let's hope she has been humbled. Could you imagine having a whole website dedicated to you in the most negative way?

Tickled April 15, 2009 10:22 pm (Pacific time)

Virgil and Lucille Payne have filed bankruptcy. Aren't they named in the civil suit? I hear they are hiding the corvette just like Quonna and Alan are doing with their toys.

Tickled April 15, 2009 10:17 pm (Pacific time)

Keep it up KARMA!!! You are so right. Alan knew. Yes, Alan knows. The Paynes, Pallets, Mitchells and all the rest of those money grubbing crooks did too! They have all banded together and are still trying to get everyone to beleive their innocence. Wouldn't it be great to visit queen Quonna at Coffee Creek castle? Hey CURIOUS, I doubt she would allow visitors that aren't part of her "court" but it's a good thought. Has anyone else noticed that the Bender/Payne accusation about Jeff King being investigated and being arrested for criminal wrong doing never materialized??? That is because there was NO truth to it. Yes, it WAS just the BENDER, PAYNE, PALLET families trying to get the heat off of Quonna and themselves. Looks like it didn't work y'all!!! Too bad, so sad.

Keep it up!!!!! April 15, 2009 4:09 pm (Pacific time)

Karma stand your ground and you are correct he had to know.

KARMA April 15, 2009 9:09 am (Pacific time)


Curious April 14, 2009 8:19 pm (Pacific time)

HEY KARMA, Fact is, GENETICALLY Quonna is not a Bender. She's a Payne/pain. Genetics trumps the law. Too bad. You can't win that one as hard as you might try. There is no Bender blood in Quonna. You're hurt we get that. Your relation with someone you trusted is ruined,we understand that. You value your money, we get that. You value high morals, we get that. Whatever the law decides is what they decide, unless you can change their minds. The law is probably on your side anyway. Try chanelling your anger towards the person who did it, not the entire family. Have you ever considered venting to Quonna herself instead of this website? Get your guts up and blow your steam off to Quonna. Really. Do it. Otherwise, stop harassing and libeling the Benders.

Can't Wait April 14, 2009 5:20 pm (Pacific time)

Have not heard yet, but maybe then the whole truth will come out and everyone can get whats coming to them

still curious April 13, 2009 7:42 pm (Pacific time)

Does anyone know when the civil trial is scheduled to start?

Anonymous March 30, 2009 9:05 pm (Pacific time)

no just money out of there pockets thats all!Why you want that to?

Curious March 29, 2009 10:23 pm (Pacific time)

Did any one of Jeff's employees lose their jobs because of Quonna's actions?

Anonymous March 29, 2009 4:31 pm (Pacific time)

OK DREAMER Keep Dreaming!lol You sound just like a Bender. If you don't like honesty and truth of NORMAL people. Get off this site if you can't handle it! Maybe you being a Bender its normal to see your family members splatered all over the tv news and papers all over this great State. It's realy to bad the people of Oregon have to pay taxes to support you Benders.

KARMA March 29, 2009 10:10 am (Pacific time)


KARMA March 29, 2009 9:10 am (Pacific time)


Dreamer March 28, 2009 2:48 pm (Pacific time)

If the we were ALL perfect and forgiving, including "anonymous" and "Karma," this website would not still be going. Maybe Karma will get her karma some day and "anonymous" will have her name and face in the news someday. Wouldn't that be funny! It might take 20 years though.

The Truth March 28, 2009 8:08 am (Pacific time)

Karma keep up the good work and the truth

KARMA March 27, 2009 2:04 pm (Pacific time)


Anonymous March 25, 2009 7:14 pm (Pacific time)

They ARE hypocrites. What you talken about church gower? You all hide behind the bible. Thats What they did. Look what it got them. There paying for it just like you said. So go pray Sunday!!

O My March 25, 2009 5:26 pm (Pacific time)

Do not defend these people

Have a real heart March 25, 2009 12:21 am (Pacific time)

Why don't you give the Benders a break this week? One of their brothers just died of cancer. Let them mourn in peace. Quonna was not raised by the Benders' parents. Her morals came from the Paynes. Where do you get off criticizing an entire family for what an in-law did? You can't pick your in-laws. Her maiden name is Payne. I can think of 4 to 5 families in the area who have had scandalous front page news. Some maybe even your own relatives, who do look down on people, because they are well to do. What goes around comes around and someday you'll pay the price. It will happen. What part of the Our Father words don't you understand or do you just say it every Sunday without thinking? Some of you are hypocrites.

curious March 22, 2009 7:05 pm (Pacific time)

Anyone know when the civil trial is scheduled?

BS February 24, 2009 3:32 pm (Pacific time)


Terry B February 5, 2009 6:38 pm (Pacific time)

Oh My Gosh!

Stephanie February 4, 2009 8:26 pm (Pacific time)

To the wow Poster. Why is God going to punish us for our "skeletons", but the Benders will be forgiven yet they continue to commit illegal activities and treat others with unkindness and disrespect.

Ted February 4, 2009 8:08 pm (Pacific time)

In response to the {wow} comment. Pull your head out! My recent post was in regards to the previous deer poaching comment. Stop and think before your fingers start typing... This hopefully is possible?

WOOHOO February 4, 2009 4:31 pm (Pacific time)

To Wow, you are the one who need to get a check on reality, you must be a bender or pallett. Look at the public records on how much she stole and how much she only confessed to stealing. But almight alan still tells everyone that she was set up, HOGWASH. They deserve everything that they are getting, and people are only facinated because of the pedestal that they have put themselves on for so many years.They have always treated everyone else like crap and patted their own backs, and POCKETS. She deserves 10 more years in prison for what she did.

wow February 4, 2009 11:59 am (Pacific time)

Gee, you really are wrong 'Ted'. If the Oregon State police report is where your getting your info. They are only going by what the "more fortunate people" say because thats all they care about is a ridiculous, unrealistic amout of money that was fabricated. Money can definately by their happiness in this case. You should be going by what is the truth and not what is in fake media. Watch God punish you for all you skeltons in your closet too.

A February 2, 2009 9:10 pm (Pacific time)

Man Some of you guys have to get over this!Quonnas going to be out of prison and getting on with her life and you're still going to be obsessing over this. It's eating you up.The Benders are no different then you.They are controlling you because you are letting all this get to you.Have you nothing better to do?How long are you going to let this go on.Get on with life I can guarentee you they are.

Buck up! February 1, 2009 9:04 pm (Pacific time)

OH MY GOD! You must be family! All I can say to you is I hope you dont hurt cheat and steal from others like your family. So BUCK UP BENDERS!!!

Anonymous January 31, 2009 6:39 pm (Pacific time)

There are eight brothers in that family.The Benders are related to alot of people in Stayton,Scio,Sublimity and Salem. I've never seen a more loving,supportive family.YOU should have been so lucky to be a part of that family.

Ted January 30, 2009 7:52 pm (Pacific time)

Like I said before a family member coming on here to deter fault and blame. The accusations are true face the facts. You think its all fabrication? Go to the Oregon State Police game enforcement reports, under their name and its there...Public Record...Duh! The rock is only so big to try and hide under. And resonse to the {wow}comment when does factual news become hilariously stupid. I believe your the latter!

wow January 29, 2009 1:12 pm (Pacific time)

where are you people getting this stuff? Do you make this up? your stupidity is hillarious.

Smarter than the Benders January 28, 2009 8:00 pm (Pacific time)

The poaching brother was Terry. Not sure about the brother with cancer. Never knew there was another brother until someone brought it up.

Jasper January 28, 2009 5:14 pm (Pacific time)

Stear clear of all these people involved. That is if you dont want to partake of their destiny...

miffed January 28, 2009 4:44 pm (Pacific time)

Heard today that when quonna gets out of prision she will be getting her job back supposedly for some mexican eatery doing their books because they really like her. Go figure. I think lyons city hall would be a better fit.

Anonymous January 28, 2009 4:38 pm (Pacific time)


Buck January 22, 2009 7:43 pm (Pacific time)

Well have to let people know that Terry and Ralph BENDER have been hiding Alans 4 wheelers. How can these people live like this? They are so so criminal just like Alan. But in there eye its ok! Because of there church and family! They are just like any other criminals. They no no other! They like to see other people hurt! They like to make people feel small. Well hello!! Its your turn BENDER clan!!

A FRIEND January 14, 2009 9:20 pm (Pacific time)

The issues have been with the in-laws. Never family members.

buck January 14, 2009 7:01 pm (Pacific time)

I also have to say. They disowned one brother because of family issues. Now he has cancer its all better now. Whats wrong with these people? I would never turn my back on my family EVER.

Stu January 14, 2009 5:45 pm (Pacific time)

Looks like the prophets had it right all along. You reap what you sow..

buck January 14, 2009 4:14 pm (Pacific time)

Well if they wernt crooks I would agree with you. Just ask for forgivness!lol

777 January 13, 2009 8:28 pm (Pacific time)

The Benders have two brothers with cancer.One only has days to live.Give them a break.

BUCK January 12, 2009 7:20 pm (Pacific time)

I heard from al's kids that the brothers were helping. State Police took his deer and and gave him a BIG ticket. lol When are these guys going to learn? They are not above the LAW!

wowza January 12, 2009 5:45 pm (Pacific time)

Well, the Benders are again in the headlines. Allans brother got caught poaching deer. Any information on this? My source is pretty reliable, says it was a stupid move.

Tickled December 7, 2008 5:09 pm (Pacific time)

It seems the shift has been made from this forum over to Quonnas friend Mary Mitchells. Stay tuned for that connection to the Benders. I'm sure glad they aren't my parents.

*sigh* October 31, 2008 6:25 pm (Pacific time)

I guess folks are watching to see what's next on the Bender Parade - or is it as the Benders turn? Stomach turns? You have to assume some rumor about Jeff will be spread soon. After all the fallen have to fight back up to the top of the compost pile!

KARMA October 31, 2008 1:50 pm (Pacific time)

What no more good stuff?

KARMA October 16, 2008 1:02 pm (Pacific time)


insane October 14, 2008 6:56 pm (Pacific time)

employees are writing things on walls in bathroom. Al and his morone brothers are Very upset.

???? October 13, 2008 1:54 pm (Pacific time)

For having the FACTS you aren't very current.I was on Emilees team at Wachovia.She hasn't worked there in about 2 months.Lucille works there.

Huh? October 12, 2008 5:16 pm (Pacific time)

People are putting walls in their stalls? What did that mean?

insane October 11, 2008 8:31 pm (Pacific time)

Alan blames Jeff King and others. Quanna didnt do anything wrong he says. He is always fighting with some body at his work. My brother tells me all about what goes on there. Alan has been in to see HR several times because of his problems with anger.Also people there are putting on walls in the bathroom stalls. 

plt October 11, 2008 8:17 am (Pacific time)

In response to hmmmm, in the civil suit quonna, alan, virgil, lucille, emilee and paul are all named

bunchs of chicken poop October 11, 2008 8:15 am (Pacific time)

FYI, Quonna is only paying back $320,000.00 because that is all she would plead guilty to. The total is closer to $1,000.000.00. FACT. also anyone in the banking industry??? Emilee Bender and Lucille Payne are now both working in the banking industry, Emilee for Wachovia and Lucille somwere else, They were both fired and named in the suit, They both had fradulant resumes that family and friends lied about being their employers and so on. also another FACT.

KARMA October 10, 2008 8:31 am (Pacific time)


KARMA October 10, 2008 12:02 pm (Pacific time)


JP October 10, 2008 9:36 am (Pacific time)

insane: So what kind of stuff do you know? What haven't we heard?

insane October 9, 2008 8:33 pm (Pacific time)

4 got to tell all. his moron brothers work there. they are also covering up for him. they are telling people a lot of bull. But they dont know who knows ALL the bull. wana no more just ask me.

insane October 9, 2008 8:24 pm (Pacific time)

I heard that Alan is having a hard time at work.

Hmmnn............... October 8, 2008 8:55 pm (Pacific time)

Well I for 1 am anxious to see if Mr.King is finally vindicated in the civil suit! Does anyone have details on the dates or places and times? Will the entire family be on trial? I wonder what childish tricks Alan will perform in court this time, to distract the people from the evidence being read. Can any more jail time be added, I'm guessing no, but how can they fine the family if their just going to file bankruptsy anyway? I think this family has a future in politics!

Bill October 2, 2008 5:18 pm (Pacific time)

It sounds like Quonna did more then just steal $320,000. It sounds like people don't like her for other reasons. I bet Mildred only reads the paper and sees she stoled and doesn't realize she has done other harm. Have others had problems with her more then just stealing? My heart goes out to Jeff King and Holly. I do think alot of people don't know what kind of person she is so, they feel confused.

Ted October 2, 2008 8:47 am (Pacific time)

SIGH: Congratulations you just said the most meaningful message for this entire forum. Does anyone contest that assumption?? Factful and to the point accurate and truthful. Thank you for being neutral and stating what really needed to be said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*sigh* October 1, 2008 5:46 pm (Pacific time)

1. doing the time in prison *Time forced upon her - not willingly doing time. 2. paying back what she owes *really? What about bankruptcy? How is that paying anything back? 3. She admitted to what she did. *to whom? the judge? only to make a deal. To everyone else? NOT!! IT WAS QUONNA WHO DID THIS NOT THE BENDERS OR THE PAYNES. - Yup, Quonna did it. Al and family knew about it and benefited from it.

Justice September 30, 2008 8:34 pm (Pacific time)

Like I said CLUCK CLUCK! Have a beer! spend time with your kids! Thats what God would do!

Mildred September 30, 2008 6:34 pm (Pacific time)

A list of how Quonna has taken responisibility for her actions... 1. doing the time in prison 2. paying back what she owes 3. She admitted to what she did. IT WAS QUONNA WHO DID THIS NOT THE BENDERS OR THE PAYNES. IS THAT BRIDGE TO HEAVEN? THE ONLY BRIDGE I KNOW

Ted September 30, 2008 6:14 pm (Pacific time)

Mildred: Speak the facts before spouting off here. Here lets walk through it. Court papers put the stealin back to the 1995 era to the present, and wow it was a sure shocker for her husband to just find out about it when the cuffs went on. HA, HA. If you buy that I got 2 ocean view condos for ya in Arizona. So I have to disagree Mildred IT WASNT ONLY QUONNA THAT DID THIS. Correct me if im wrong but he was spending the doe also and pretty willfully at that!!!!!

bunk! September 30, 2008 4:38 pm (Pacific time)

Mildred: a person who takes responsibility for their actions does so willingly and voluntarily without qualification. Do you really believe that Quonna would be in prison right now, apologizing for her behavior if she weren't caught? Do you believe that she has admitted to the theft without qualification or deflecting the blame? If so, I know of a bridge that might interest you!

Truth September 29, 2008 8:22 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you, Mildred. Some people just don't want to get it.

Mildred September 28, 2008 11:45 am (Pacific time)

In response to the last comment from WTH... about Bender or Payne. Quonna did this no one else. It was only Quonna. She is an adult and she is taking full responsibility for it. Leave everyone else out of it.Get a life!!

WTH ! September 27, 2008 5:24 pm (Pacific time)

What kind of theif steals almost a million dollars and spends it on a Quadruple Wide trailer-house? My goodness this must be a real class act! Does this amazing wisdom and class come from the Bender or Payne side? I hope they at least got a "concrete Pond" for ellie may n jethro to bathe in!

wt September 26, 2008 9:23 pm (Pacific time)

The Benders don't seem to be "divorcing" themselves from Quonna. They seem to be doing more defending than anything. Again...those who blame the victim and try to brush the facts away from the guilty should be ashamed!

Anonymous too September 24, 2008 11:00 pm (Pacific time)

Justice, maybe you should get a life and look at yourself in the mirror. Your heart is made of stone. What part of "in-law" or "Payne" do you not understand? Buckley, obviously you do not know Marcy and you do not know all the details or you wouldn't be accusing Marcy of being on the trip, and you may have gone to school with some of the Benders, but you really do not know the Benders either. You're just listening to small-town gossip.

Anonymous September 20, 2008 11:04 am (Pacific time)

I am also a Bender lover but not a Bender.One bad apple doesn't spoil the whole bunch.

Buckley September 18, 2008 6:52 pm (Pacific time)

So Marcy, you obviously were included on the all expense paid cruise last summer. We can tell by your post. Did you remember to send Jeff King a thank you card after the trip?

Marcy September 18, 2008 8:23 am (Pacific time)

I love the Benders. I know alot of people who really like them. You must not know them. I grew up with them and have known them for over 25 years.

Justice September 17, 2008 4:26 pm (Pacific time)

Move on! Wow! I am not a Bender lover at all. But get a life! Help your kids with there home work! Drink a beer. SHISSS You all sound like a bunch of old church Chickens. You never stop clucking until you go to bed!

Waiting Game September 15, 2008 11:33 pm (Pacific time)

Time Will Tell...

Anonymous September 10, 2008 6:46 pm (Pacific time)

The only charges against him were made on this web page by someone trying to muddy the waters.

Anonymous September 9, 2008 7:42 pm (Pacific time)

Does that mean there are informal charges? Is he being investigated as one blog suggests?

Anonymous September 8, 2008 7:39 pm (Pacific time)

Those of you who are blaming the victim (Jeff) should be ashamed of yourselves. You're convicting him based on rumor and innuendo. Unlike Quonna, who was tried and found guilty based on truth, Jeff has had NO formal allegations against him. One wonders if the people who are blaming and accusing Jeff are the type who think a rape victim didn't mean "No".

Anonymous September 8, 2008 1:02 pm (Pacific time)

THATS my point exactly.You see all this venom.So why would you bring up Johns name at all.It's not going to take the light off Quonna.Any little falls she has through out her life is now going to be subject to scrutiny.Only because shes hurt allot of people.The only thing thats going to silence the Quonna haters is when everyone learns of Jeffs dirty hands.

To all September 7, 2008 5:23 pm (Pacific time)

All right. Work yourself into a bleeding ulcer, because that's what you're going to get. Gossiper? You're the one that continues to gossip. I'm just saying watch somebody else or pay the salem news money for public therapy sessions. You're up on the latest crimes anyway in a small town. If I wanted to really comment on John I would have gone to the website with his story. Put everybody's suffering to an end. Give it a break. You're only hurting yourself by dwelling on this. You obviously want somebody to listen to you and your sorrows publicly. You're going to end up on ulcer medicine or depression medicine. Just try it.

shame on you September 5, 2008 10:19 am (Pacific time)

The "family member"who brought up John Lulays name should be ashamed.You are trying to get the light off you and on to another suffering family.This man has family and kids!Give THEM a break.They don't need to suffer any more than they are You little gossip.Have you NO self-esteem? Quonna did this not you.YOU give it a break

To the Holly basher, September 4, 2008 10:42 pm (Pacific time)

When Quonna was hired she didnt have a background to check. She was as one time a pretty decent person. Alot of people think that she felt she had to compete with her older sister who always shoved in her face how much money her husbands family had and what all they could get. Im not making excuses for Quonna because she sure deserves alot more time and restitution that what she got. All this blame is on Quonna herself. Oh and hey Alan, how come your old house is listed with the hot tub, pictures and all, but it's now in your posession????

Ted September 4, 2008 6:32 pm (Pacific time)

O boy, another do gooder family member that comes on here and wants to change the subject matter to obviously deter this topic somewhere else. Hey calm down, we got a civil suit to go through with. Stay tuned....

To Holly September 3, 2008 11:59 pm (Pacific time)

Holly, move on with your life and give blame where it is do, your dad failed to check out her background, and Quonna failed to be ethical. This day and age he should know better than to not check on her background. Shame on Jeff too. Stop dwelling on the past and get on with your life!!! A lot of people were hurt by her actions, not just Jeff and his office. Quonna haters need to concentrate on the John Lulay case now. Give somebody else some grief.

Will September 1, 2008 10:37 am (Pacific time)

Coffee Creek is in Wilsonville.

we'll see August 31, 2008 7:25 pm (Pacific time)

When you file bankruptcy everything is documented.So thats kind of a stupid fantasy.I'm sure at least one of the blogs in these last six month has been from Jeff.So you know how he feels.I'd be surprised if he isn't laying low to keep out of jail himself-if there is any truth to the things being said about him

Sleeping dogs lie.... like rugs August 30, 2008 12:48 am (Pacific time)

Where is coffee Creek Jail? Can Al or her Saintly Sister go see her often? Or is she far enough away that her stench of prison doesn't affect them? When is the civil suit trial? Is Coffee Creek CO-ed? I'd love 2 hear Jeffs feelings. Does he feel Vindicated? Does Quonnas family really think they can just file bankruptcy to fix this? How funny would it be if their lawyer pocketed their cash and NEVER filed the bankruptcy papers?

Will August 29, 2008 8:30 am (Pacific time)

FYI: Details on Quonna's new home: Offender ID: 17323595 Offender Name: QUONNA LYNN BENDER Date of Birth: 06/18/1965 Age: 43 Custody Status: In Custody Location of Offender: Coffee Creek Correctional Faci Race: White Gender: Female

fedup August 21, 2008 6:13 am (Pacific time)

By the way people, the story that Al and Quonna's sister are telling that Jeff didnt want Quonna to have to pay the money back or go to prison are totally false. Once again people are being fed a bunch of lies. Al should have been tried too!! Al, quit trying to make your wife look innocent, she is not. Oh and saying that you are going to file suit for wrongful prosacution??, what a joke. Get a grip and face the facts and quit blaming everyone else.

JUSTICE August 19, 2008 5:37 pm (Pacific time)

All I am saying is Justice is done! All you do is complain! If you think you can do better than our justice system, then maybe you should go to school and major in Criminal JUSTICE! 

Honesty???? August 18, 2008 8:51 am (Pacific time)

It saddens me to think that Integrity means nothing. For someone to take from anyone is a sin, crime and just not right. We all need to remember that She is the one that has to live with herself and if you were friends you have the choice to associate yourself or not associate yourself with a dishonest person. Remember she will never be trusted again. This will give her the choice of a dishwasher in a resturant or maybe a janitor!!! But she has left herself with very few choices. When it comes to her immediate family they have the choice of supporting her or not. When it comes to her marriage her and Al took vows and made promises. He will make the choice from his heart. It is done and not much that the public can do about it. Jeff will pull threw this some way and everything will return to, What I do not know!!!

joke August 16, 2008 11:34 pm (Pacific time)

TO JUSTICE, justice was not done at all. She should be put away alot longer and have to pay it ALL back, now they are filing bankrupcy. And remember she is NOT a BENDER by blood, she is a PAYNE FROM AUMSVILLE.....

Ted August 16, 2008 9:01 pm (Pacific time)

Oil costs: Your quote. Since everyone in here seems so intelligent. Hmm sounds a bit sarcastic on your end dont you think?

JUSTICE August 16, 2008 6:27 pm (Pacific time)

It's over folks! Get on with your life! JUSTICE is done!!

Oil Costs August 16, 2008 3:50 pm (Pacific time)

Ted why don't you just not say anything if you don't have anything nice to say? Thanks

Ted August 15, 2008 5:16 pm (Pacific time)

Oil Costs: Wrong topic for this site, cant you read the Header. Woman arrested during raids in Salem,Aumsville. Go talk your oil problems with the folks that are getting rich off it and stay off this sites important coverage of a local catastrophe.

Oil Costs August 15, 2008 9:37 am (Pacific time)

Since everyone in here seems so inteligent... Who has a "KNOW" on the oil market? MSN says today that it could go back to $65 a barrel.?.? Any Ideas?

Will August 14, 2008 4:24 pm (Pacific time)

Curious George, Google Albany Democrat Herald to answer a couple of your questions. There are NOT a lot of details on this case, just how much she has to pay back and how long she's in jail.

Curious George August 14, 2008 3:37 pm (Pacific time)

Why has there never been an article regarding her sentencing? Does anyone know how much she actually embezzled and for how long she was doing this? How much does she have to pay back - I would assume that Jeff King has put leins on everything she has her name on (vehicles, home, etc.) Does she have to do her 16 months in the Linn County jail or somewhere else? Somebody said that Jeff filed a civil suit against Quonna and some of her family members - any more information regarding that?

Anonymous August 14, 2008 12:38 pm (Pacific time)

Trusting someone is one thing.But she took ALOT of money!For how many years? No one noticed? What is everyone stoned over there?

KARMA August 13, 2008 9:41 am (Pacific time)

To(Whos the dumb one) So have you ever trusted anyone ? NO SHE IS NOT A SMART LADY, NOT A LADY AT ALL! Look what she has done to a Great Company and all its people.Not to forget her own family,what a mess this person has made,and she only got 16 months.She should have got at lEAST 5 years I think.As for Alans faces in court he was very childish acting while a letter of what Quonna had done to the company was being read.Something a 10 year old would do.The people on Quonnas side was her sister,mom,dad,two of her friends and her brother.

Lee August 13, 2008 11:59 am (Pacific time)

It seems that all of you are on 1 side of the fence or the other. There are 2 sides to everything. I was sick when I found out the rumors about Quonna were true. She's not the person I thought she was. If she had been fixing the books in Mr. Kings favor it still would have been wrong, but he would have been ok with that. Afterall his company knowingly lets his employees fudge on UA's (because they wouldn't pass), and 1 Forman has been listed on the Linn County most wanted list. Mr. King and the 'higher ups' know of this and insure he will not be apprehended by keeping him working out of state. So I guess they are hindering prosecution? He almost got caught locally (wish it had been me who turned him in), but was protected and escorted away quickly by another employee from the job site. Mr. King is ok with this kind of behavior because he and his company get something out of it, so he helps protect BVL from being held accountable. Quonna probably would have gotten a lot more if the County law inforcement didn't know so much about Mr. Kings business. He isn't as clean as he looks or portrays. He's a nice enough guy, but it's all about him and what he has. So no need to pity him, he's ok with lawbreakers as long as he is getting something out of it. I am sorry for Quonna, maybe she didn't know where her line was. She should have gotten a lot more time and restitution than she did, but under the circumstances, I am not surprised.

mary August 12, 2008 9:16 am (Pacific time)

Wow, plead guilty and get hardly anytime, how interesting too that she does not have to pay all back that she stole. Must be nice to live the high life, get little time.

Will August 9, 2008 5:40 pm (Pacific time)

WHATAJOKE: When did you look through the windows? Rumor has it that in the last couple of days the interior of the house is being looted (read trashed.) You might want to have witnesses when you go down there - when the sheriff finally comes, you don't want to be a "person of interest"! It is being sold thru a realator but it has been said that Mr. King has a major lein against the property

Amy August 9, 2008 5:18 am (Pacific time)

Anyone know why none of the papers have put her sentencing into the paper, it sure made the front page when she got arrested.

whatajoke August 9, 2008 5:16 am (Pacific time)

Their former house is not being looted, it's for sale. I actually just went and looked thru the windows out of curosity because I had heard of all the upgrades she had put in. Its locked up tight. Its for sale thru a realtor. They did try telling people that they sold it before they moved into her parents, ha it was more like hide everything and move to mom and dads.

Zoiks August 7, 2008 8:53 pm (Pacific time)

I hope Jeff King checks on his "new investment" on Kazunas Lsne...rumor has it that it is being looted. I sure Pity Mr. King!

whos the dumb one? August 7, 2008 6:55 pm (Pacific time)

How long did Quonna work there and take how much money?Why were there no check and balance sytem in place?Didn't ANYONE notice all those years?Wow!Smart lady

Anonymous August 7, 2008 6:21 pm (Pacific time)

You do realize that our tax dollars are paying for Quonna to go to prison.

whatajoke August 6, 2008 9:39 pm (Pacific time)

Well Well only 16 months. Thats a bunch of flippin crap for someone who has been bragging for years about all her money and all that they have. I hear she was trying to compete with her sister who always rubbed it in her face what she had. The one who should be most disappointed should be jeff knowing that this bold face lying theif got away with this and pretty much screwed his business by not paying the payroll taxes and keeping that too!!! Al you should be sitting right along with your wife. Oh but you the Benders will hold strong. You should hang your heads low.

Ted August 6, 2008 6:37 pm (Pacific time)

Karma, would you elaborate a bit on the court room scene? What do you mean about the faces? And was any of ALs brothers or sisters present?

KARMA August 6, 2008 1:15 pm (Pacific time)


Curious George August 6, 2008 10:32 am (Pacific time)

So, how did this all play out in court? Sounds as though she must have entered into some sort of plea agreegment? It has been said that people will be shocked to find out the dollar amount involved in this case. Has that information come out yet? Waiting to hear.

Deuce August 5, 2008 8:23 pm (Pacific time)

Someone thinks they're pretty slick, using the screen names of those who are supporting the family in one way or another. For the record, 'deuce', below me, was not my post.

deuce August 5, 2008 2:57 pm (Pacific time)

Quonna's sentencing is schedule for 8/6/08 at 8:30am at the Linn county court house. That's about all the court house website shows for now

wannabe August 5, 2008 9:09 am (Pacific time)

rumor has it that she is getting sentenced tomorrow and will go to prison from there. she is saying that she is only getting 16 months, which is a bunch of crap. she should get a year for every year that she embezzled. I guess we will see when the records are out.

Anonymous July 29, 2008 10:36 pm (Pacific time)

"A Clackamas County judge has sentenced the former bookkeeper for the Estacada Fire District to more than 10 years in jail for embezzling $1.9 million in hundreds of transactions." ...See Estacada News.... This gal was arrested 10/9/07 and sentenced 7/26/08. Makes you wonder.

no ones perfect July 26, 2008 5:17 pm (Pacific time)

To Harryscarry:How should Quonna be acting in church?Do you want her in sackcloth? Or maybe a "S" on her chest for sinner?I think church would be a good place to find her. And all the rest of us!

7-23-08 July 23, 2008 11:36 am (Pacific time)

Bad Karma... Seems like you know alot... Just want to know who you are to know if your a reliable source or not? Why don't you reveal yourself?

badkarma July 23, 2008 5:27 am (Pacific time)

"Deuce", Emilee got drug into this by getting a pay check for doing nothing, running around doing errands for her mom and other crap. Dont tell me that she is that stupid to know what she was doing was wrong. Yeah she got drug into this by her mom, but she could have left too! Most of you people have NO IDEA how deep this theft really is. It will all come out.

Whende Thomas July 21, 2008 10:08 pm (Pacific time)

Its been brought to my attention that someone was using my name on this news site. I'd like to clarify I've commented once. I used my full name as I feel if your not willing to use your full name when giving your opinion people will assume your hiding something "All sin is the same in the eyes of the Lord"I think the good Lord teaches us this so we won't ever feel were better than anybody else. I'm certainly NOT without sin, so I'm going to leave the judgement to God who knows all, and thank him its not my family enduring the pain on any side of this issue!

Whend July 18, 2008 10:53 pm (Pacific time)

1. Editor: You ROCK! Talk about an unbiased person having a "2 cents worth"!

2. Halarious (And I'm using your spelling) those who seem mad may have reason. Don't call people "bashers" until you know why they comment.

Halarious July 17, 2008 12:28 am (Pacific time)

This blog is so funny, I mean it should make the news, everyone in here is just mad at everyone on this blog! I can see this page in 10 years still going and the same people yelling at the same people. Sounds like an accomplishment to me... Also why should by God Unbelieveable leave their name? He wasn't bashing anyone... Just calling out the "bashers" Funny how no one will take a stand for how they feel. I bet since salem-news employee's have to approve all these posts that, they all wait for the morning so they can read threw these pathetic comments, that people are leaving for each other. I can't belive this site is still active...

Editor:  You really should at least learn to spell the word hilarious; that would be a good start. is a four-year old news Website, it is not a blog.  You should go look up the difference.  So, whatever petty squabbling takes place, I have little if anything to do with.  But please stop calling this news site a blog or I will flush your comments like a big you-know-what floating around in a big white bowl.


Ted July 16, 2008 9:09 pm (Pacific time)

In regards to Mr or Mrs God unbelievable. Your a MORON. Dont chastise the bloggers for not using their real names here and then you do it.. Catholic?? ..

Whend July 16, 2008 7:25 pm (Pacific time)

HA! Some people are not required to punch a time clock! Yes! Look at the time stamps! One notices that "By God Unbelieveable" didn't post his/her name. Talk about the pot calling the kettles black! Ha! Do not chastise what you do yourself. Further, some young ladies should have distanced themselves LONG ago! So many people have been hurt by this family. Sad

By God Unbelieveable July 16, 2008 9:48 am (Pacific time)

Finally some people who are also to wits end with all these jobless nobodies! (If you look at the time stamps) (*Maybe you should look at what YOU’RE doing on the clock at YOUR job if your “come back” was going to be that I do have a job.*) Everyone on here is a huge coward, and won’t post their real names??? How come? Don’t you want your opinion to be noticed, take a stand for what you believe in. Don’t be a little mouse that hides behind the wall and yells hoping he is heard. Sounds like this blog is headed down a no return tunnel, If you read over everything what has been accomplished? Nothing… Correct… Everyone in here needs to quit talking, and hope their secretes aren’t ever exposed. Everybody has some… Now go find something better to do.

letsleepindogslie! July 15, 2008 11:44 pm (Pacific time)

They've established quite a support network of theives in lyons. Misery loves company.they'll have plenty of company there!

Deuce July 15, 2008 11:37 pm (Pacific time)

Emilee has worked hard to disassociate herself from what her mother did, so quit dragging her into it. She is a nice girl who didn't realize what was going on, and certainly does not condone the actions that Quonna took. Do you all feel high and mighty doling out little pieces of rumors that you've heard on a comment forum for a news article? I can understand the venom from those that were affected by this--I don't begrudge them that at all, and in fact completely sympathize. What Quonna did was wrong, and very detrimental to a business that Jeff and others worked hard to build up, but those of you here simply because you have nothing better to do with your lives, deserve just as many insults as you have been hurling at Quonna. Go live your perfect, saintly lives and quit focusing on others'.

Fed up with Cackling Hens July 15, 2008 9:05 pm (Pacific time)

Some of you need to get over it. I also know that one of YOUR FRIENDS is gossiping about the Benders and yet at the same time SHE'S GOSSIPING ABOUT YOU TOO. Hmm. Wonder who that is? GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON. Some of you claim to be Christians or Catholics too. We get the fresh dirt on you too. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree? Quonna's in-laws are not from the same tree. Snobby or not, it's a fact. Alan just loves her and married into that family. Not all the apples from the same tree are rotten either. Maybe you're a little bit rotten.

bzzybdy July 13, 2008 10:16 pm (Pacific time)

Yep, her mom worked right along with her, along with daughter Emilee. A civil suit has been filed against Quonna, Alan, both her parents of a couple of of children. Way to go Quonna, screw you whole family. I heard that Emilee had a totally fake resume made and got hired at the Wachovia Call center in Salem before she got named in the civil suit. Guess they don't check very darn well, or else the resume's reference people all just lied. Im sure that's probably it.

Whend July 12, 2008 1:09 pm (Pacific time)

Did she go to court yesterday? Do we know the outcome?

KARMA July 11, 2008 11:30 am (Pacific time)

The apple doesnt fall far from the tree.

whats up July 11, 2008 8:59 am (Pacific time)

Didn't Quonnas mother work right along side of her.Is anything happening to her.If she did-what kind of mother would just watch this go down?

March July 9, 2008 8:41 pm (Pacific time)

Karma...Hope THAT rumor isn't true!! Can you imagine the "investments" she'd make for the baker? Yikes! Whose pockets would be lined??

KARMA July 9, 2008 10:24 am (Pacific time)

Here we go again,Rumor has it she working for some bakery in stayton...Doing some investments for him.

Elliot July 8, 2008 12:10 pm (Pacific time)

The last person that left a message on this blog has to be on drugs or they are just plain stupid. Look at all the spelling errors and the improper English.

A July 8, 2008 7:49 am (Pacific time)

I cant beleave that there all still together after all this. I know all is not making good $ we Al found out the truth in dec. I wish we would get some closer soon. If this was any other crime it would have been over by now. what is up with that.

KARMA July 2, 2008 8:51 am (Pacific time)

I believe the next court date is july-11,but you know how that goes it could be pushed out again.And a new rumor has it she lost her job,WONDER what for? We all have to be patient cause her next big vacation will be at the big House.

JB July 1, 2008 5:50 pm (Pacific time)

Wonder how they're going to afford NOT living with her parents.

harryscarry July 1, 2008 3:15 pm (Pacific time)

look out, they moved to lyons now. it's really weird seeing them in church acting like she didn't do anything.

Whend June 9, 2008 6:15 pm (Pacific time)

So many people want to know when her court dates are. There will probably be a crowd of folks wanting to hear the outcome.

tazman June 4, 2008 10:13 pm (Pacific time)

Well, Quonna, Alan, her parents and some of the kids were served with papers of a civil suit against them. Look at what she has done to her family. This is aside from her court. Her attorney keeps getting things postponed, but she's still going down. When this all comes out, you all will be shocked at the amount this really turns out to be. Whats really sad is her whole family and the Bender family is trying to put all the blame on the people who turned her in! What a joke, if you cant do the time, then don't do the crime. Quonna is the one who stole all this money, not the one's who turned her in. Can't wait for judgement day. Oh and she went to confession, ANOTHER JOKE!!!!

A June 4, 2008 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

So has anyone heard anything about this lately???????????

canyon fever May 14, 2008 9:30 pm (Pacific time)

They knew what she had done when she was arrested at work, but the person that hired her "diane" isn't any better than quonna. Justice day isn't going to come soon enough.

A May 14, 2008 3:12 pm (Pacific time)

That is a yikes cuz I was told from the inside that she was at work when they came and halled her into the bars

Karma May 14, 2008 12:22 pm (Pacific time)

Yes She still working there,Again YIKES!

A May 14, 2008 8:04 am (Pacific time)

Is she still working at the trucking place?

KARMA May 14, 2008 7:14 am (Pacific time)

I agree with you canyon fever,I cant believe she has a job,who would want to hire someone knowing why she was fired from her last job.Yikes

KARMA May 14, 2008 7:14 am (Pacific time)

I agree with you canyon fever,I cant believe she has a job,who would want to hire someone knowing why she was fired from her last job.Yikes

canyon fever May 13, 2008 8:37 pm (Pacific time)

I too hope she gets enough time to miss things that she and her husband have always flaunted in everyone else's faces. Karma will get ya everytime.

KARMA May 13, 2008 1:07 pm (Pacific time)

I Personally hope she gets enough time to miss a couple of her kids weddings, or maybe even a grandchild or two.

all May 13, 2008 9:51 am (Pacific time)

I would like to know how they can sell things that have a title of any kind. when they have leins on them.

syl May 12, 2008 7:27 pm (Pacific time)

I wonder how much time they'll give her. ?

pebbles May 10, 2008 6:51 am (Pacific time)

Havent heard any new court date, but they are selling everything they have left that has not been taken, or reposessed. She is definately going to be doing some time, and making plans because of that.

syl May 4, 2008 6:25 pm (Pacific time)

Wow! Someone who really knows seems to have turned off the comments. How could that be? Thanks for quieting everyone, Lori! Has anyone heard any news? Has a court date been set?

Someone who really knows April 22, 2008 9:00 am (Pacific time)

The last office manager did not get fired. She quit, she also still talks to Jeff. So you need to quit spreading rumors on this blog.

the truth be known April 19, 2008 7:17 pm (Pacific time)

they have a top natch criminal lawyer. all but one charge has been dropped.

pebbles April 19, 2008 2:49 pm (Pacific time)

FYI, The story that Quonna pled guilty and got 1 years probation is a total fabricated story. Don't believe anything coming from them or her families mouths.

bedazzled April 19, 2008 2:47 pm (Pacific time)

Yes, its totally true that she works for them, BUT, they can't represent Jeff now because of conflict of interest, nor can they represent the embezzler. But because those lawyers are known for getting the druggies and theifs in our areas off, they probably told her what lawyer to get. Yeah, they are telling everyone the crap that she just got probation, How stupid do they really think people are.

Let sleeping dogs lie! April 18, 2008 8:46 pm (Pacific time)

Is there any truth to the story that quonnas sister works for the attourney that represents Jeff King construction? How's that possible.

Justice April 18, 2008 3:55 pm (Pacific time)

No this is normal! If lawyers don't get what they want . they delay dates etc. This is just a hearing. Then there next court date is guilty or not guilty. Then there is a date for for trial. Please remember dates get moved all the time. Because of lawyers and Judges times etc. This will go on for even months or years. This will take a little time. I dont like it! But It is the best system we have in the world. But please remember there will be LOTS of dates. Don't believe the Bender lies they are telling people. They are just trying to cover up there BULL.

KARMA April 18, 2008 10:23 am (Pacific time)

Hey Quonna EVERYBODY knows WHO you are now.

bedazzled April 16, 2008 9:42 pm (Pacific time)

I too heard that she got off on pleading guilty and gets to pay restitution, I didnt believe it for a second, I think this is what her family is trying to make people think. I also heard that the march 26 date was postponed. If you go to linn county courthouse you can look up the names for court appearances for the next day, gets a bit bothersome though, because they only post the very next days hearings.

someone in the know April 16, 2008 3:15 pm (Pacific time)

NO she has not gone to court and when she goes to her first hearing it is only to say if she needs a attorney apointed to her. Her first day was reschuled. So no plea has been giving.

letsleepingdogslie April 16, 2008 12:27 am (Pacific time)

I was told by a friend of the benders that Quonna pled guilty and just has to pay restitution and no jail time will be served. Is this true? And how much cash was paid for her bail? How is the jeff king family and business faring through this? My prayers are for them.

someonein the know April 12, 2008 8:32 pm (Pacific time)

The other office manager's name was Lori. Lived in the same neighborhood as she did. I beleive they used to be friends. That is how Quonna got hired in the first place..

syl April 12, 2008 7:39 pm (Pacific time)

My, but it would be nice if people would check their spelling! (droma, mantality) Where DID we go to school? Tell me you aren't a product of the Cascade School District! Also, why do people think that the Linn Co. penal system dresses their prisoners in stripes? This isn't the 1950's!

Mark April 8, 2008 1:43 pm (Pacific time)

She will get time, it needs to be lots of time and will look great in stripes

TRUTH AND JUSTICE April 7, 2008 6:44 pm (Pacific time)

I would not classify all of you as BLOGGERS, I would say you are all bored DROMA QUEENS.Quonna is not a Bender she is a Payne from Aumsville,and the mantality of a Aumsville person.I hope she goes to PRISON.Dont throw the baby out with the bath water,Benders are no better or worse than any body in the community.

dot April 7, 2008 8:37 pm (Pacific time)

To Truth and Justice. Didn't your mother teach you not to sh.. in your own nest?

JJ April 7, 2008 8:19 pm (Pacific time)

Wow, another family member. American heritage dictionary: Blog = n. a weblog. Blogger = v. to write entries or material or maintain a weblog.. Once again get the facts before tootin your horn here, Truth and Justice! If im not mistaken both parties were SPENDING the loot!!!So dont start making one look better than the other............JJ

bedazzled April 7, 2008 8:16 pm (Pacific time)

Yes, she's a Payne, but her husband is a Bender, they both always bragged about what that "HAD", trying to live the lifesytle of trump. Sure hope someone gets some time for this crap.

TRUTH AND JUSTICE April 7, 2008 6:45 pm (Pacific time)

I would not classify all of you as BLOGGERS, I would say you are all bored DROMA QUEENS.Quonna is not a Bender she is a Payne from Aumsville,and the mantality of a Aumsville person.I hope she goes to PRISON.Dont throw the baby out with the bath water,Benders are no better or worse than any body in the community.

Justice April 7, 2008 6:30 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you JJ! Let us pray for them now. We will make it all better.

JJ April 5, 2008 9:37 am (Pacific time)

Justice, I was refering to the blog from -why do u care- about us bloggers getting so wrapped up in this topic. I do care, she stole money to live high, while others suffered and or suffering. Keep up the good comments Justice......JJ

Liptalk April 4, 2008 8:34 am (Pacific time)

Well what is really funny this has not stopped them one bit. She still are 4-wheeling and going to the coast like nothing ever happened. Maybe she stashed some cash at the coast!!! Who knows this all such a Joke!! Like I always say "DO THE CRIME PAY THE TIME" but gosh get over already. I seen a similar case in the paper and it finally ended after 3 yrs. Good grief!!!

Liptalk April 4, 2008 8:33 am (Pacific time)

Well what is really funny this has not stopped them one bit. She still are 4-wheeling and going to the coast like nothing ever happened. Maybe she stashed some cash at the coast!!! Who knows this all such a Joke!! Like I always say "DO THE CRIME PAY THE TIME" but gosh get over already. I seen a similar case in the paper and it finally ended after 3 yrs. Good grief!!!

bedazzled April 3, 2008 10:10 pm (Pacific time)

Justice, you mean the lies like they have been telling everyone they were all fired because they were using "company gas cards for their own personal use" yeah, right what a bunch of crock. Cant wait till the real amount and how extensive this really is comes out.

Justice April 3, 2008 4:58 pm (Pacific time)

I agree with you 123! But for JJ you must be related to them. Relax and get ready to spend your tax money on them.

123 April 2, 2008 8:13 pm (Pacific time)

Well, Justice, it seems the only prayin that needs to be done is the ones that are facing jailtime. The public humiliation has pretty much taken its course and looks to be an ongoing process...

JJ April 2, 2008 8:08 pm (Pacific time)

In response to - why do yu care- your a moron! My tax money pays for the justice system so why wouldnt i be concerned on hows its being used!! Last time i checked a jury is public. dah. You and Micah are obviously family members, venom seems to flow with the territory!!

Justice April 2, 2008 4:41 pm (Pacific time)

Did you even wonder if there are more charges in other county's? Remember they are crooks! Call the DA and find out facts or would you rather pray for them?

Syl April 2, 2008 3:33 pm (Pacific time)

Micha, why do you think people have such venom for the Benders? And, yes, Carrie, what office manager ARE you talking about?

micah April 2, 2008 8:57 am (Pacific time)

This is only "massive" because of peoples curiuosity and the venom people seem to carry for the Benders.Embezzeling goes on daily.There are cases all over the papers

bedazzled April 1, 2008 8:59 pm (Pacific time)

since when did this turn into Lane County? Just curious. I have a friend who is a deputy in Linn county and she was brought to Linn County Jail.

why do u care April 1, 2008 7:39 pm (Pacific time)

Why do you care when her court date is? We live in Amercia- innocent until proven guilty by judge or jury Not public!!

Justice April 1, 2008 5:51 pm (Pacific time)

No this is normal! If lawyers don't get what they want . they delay dates etc. This is just a hearing. Then there next court date is guilty or not guilty. Then there is a date for for trial. Please remember dates get moved all the time. Because of lawyers and Judges times etc. This will go on for even months or years. This will take a little time. I dont like it! But It is the best system we have in the world. But please remember there will be LOTS of dates. Don't believe the Bender lies they are telling people. They are just trying to cover up there BULL.

ALL April 1, 2008 8:35 am (Pacific time)

they moved the court date so I would be guessing that that is why you didnt hear anything.

bedazzled March 31, 2008 10:18 pm (Pacific time)

I too was wondering about the court date of 3/26/08. I know you can go to the court house and access them for free, but you think something this massive would have been published. Its all public record.

Justice March 31, 2008 7:56 pm (Pacific time)

If you want info call the DA office. Its free info and public information. fyi it is lane county.

123 March 30, 2008 4:37 pm (Pacific time)

Could someone give any insight on the court hearing from March 26th at Linn county regards to this blog subject? Thanks....

Interested March 24, 2008 8:59 am (Pacific time)

Carrie what office Manager you talking about?

AB March 22, 2008 1:18 pm (Pacific time)

Come on Terry what are you doing blogging here? The priest said write our posts on the prayer chain blog only!!!

carrie March 21, 2008 8:41 pm (Pacific time)

didn't Jeffs last office manager get fired for embezzling? isn't there a saying-screw me once,shame on you screw me twice shame on me.

TB March 21, 2008 5:26 pm (Pacific time)

Wow! I am wondering what country this is...Wasn't there something about "Innocent until proven guilty". I sure wouldn't want folks who know as much as you all do sitting on any jury of mine, would you?

Red Rider March 20, 2008 10:38 pm (Pacific time)

It is very sad to see a family destroyed because of someone's stupid actions. I wonder if there isn't more to the story. Does her ex boss have some bad dealings that she knew about and held over his head like blackmail? How can a business owner not wonder where the money was coming from to buy these elaborate items? Seems like you would check your books and call for and audit right away.

bummed March 20, 2008 9:15 pm (Pacific time)

You will all see the truth in the end and that this is by no means blown up. As for the religion thing being brought into this, Benders have always acted like they were the almighty perfect catholics and put everyone else down. what a flippin joke. Jeff is not going to be brought down in this, its other family members. You defenders only know what they told you "like it was for using the compnay gas cards" yeah right.

LipTalk March 20, 2008 9:43 am (Pacific time)

Well I am not saying that it was not obvious but she was always at Jeff's beck and call, any hour she responded no matter where she was. Everyone around seen it but we don't know why this has happened or what was found to bring this to legal attention. What is done is done!! Can't go back. Face your problem and hopefully move on.

yoke-al March 20, 2008 9:26 am (Pacific time)

How could her family not have noticed the money Quonna and Al spending? (The new manu. home, thousands of dollars worth of upgrades on the property, vacations, jewelry) It would appear that she was getting 10s of thousands of dollars in "bonus" money every year. Gee, where do I apply?

Liptalk March 20, 2008 7:22 am (Pacific time)

These people have it all wrong. It has nothing to do with the "Bender Family" This gal was not born into this family, she married in. She has a serious problem and is now coming to terms with it. As for putting down the "Bender Family" that is just wrong!!!! As for Jeff what I know of him as an Employer, he is great. I hope he can pull up his boot laces and move on from this. When it comes to Al and how could he not know, well Jeff is a very generous man and he was very generous with, at least office employees. It wouldn't surprise me if the money was claimed to be bonuses. I am really curious how the RELIGON got involved with this!! Just like the old say goes "YOU DO THE CRIME YOU PAY THE TIME"!!!! Hope the Bender Family (Al and the kids )can pull together and repair what little they have left. Best wishes to AL and the kids. Quonna sorry that greed got the best of you but you had to see it coming.

pattydoo2 March 19, 2008 8:38 pm (Pacific time)

This gal looks rough but after reading the comments from her so-called friends, I had to check to see if I was reading a Jailhouse Inmate Complaint Flyer. With friends like this embezzler broad has, she must be one of Aumsvilles FINEST!

Beelzebub March 18, 2008 9:40 pm (Pacific time)

I got your Back. I'll be waiting. You'll like it down here;it's warm. Remember, stop, drop, and roll doesn't work here...

Andrea M. March 18, 2008 9:32 pm (Pacific time)


billie March 18, 2008 8:10 pm (Pacific time)

I can't think of a family out there that DOESN'T have skeltons in there closet.Every family has members that have made mistakes.

human March 18, 2008 6:21 pm (Pacific time)

Did any of you stop and think that even if the police arrested Quonna that the might be looking at Jeff himself for wrongdoings he has done. He just delivered the proof to them by providing them Quonna. What goes around comes around and trust me Jeff will get his too. The police are not saying what they are truly after but the ones close to the family know what and who they are after.

ALL March 18, 2008 9:43 am (Pacific time)

Well I am glad that it have finally came out in the wash. I have made so many comment about all this to the head guys for so long. She had them all so brain washed.... Living life higher the high Have any of you seen the show cribs that is what the benders were living like. Having more to show for then her own boss Jeff is just wrong. What about the tummy tuck and the new boobs, big diamonds. The cruises she took the extended family on EVERY YEAR. I am glad that her last memory was a cruise after it came out in the wash with the 25 family members she took on the trip. If I had a family member that would pay to take me every year on a trip I would stick up for them too. Now maybe the good people that she fired cuz of her crimes can be forgiven.

small town news March 17, 2008 10:35 pm (Pacific time)

Bad news travels fast in a small town. A good reason to live your life right. Justice will be done. Everyone will pay for their sins in the end, some sooner then others. It's unfortunate that the good name of this family is being dragged through the mud over this greedy crime of one of them.

JJ March 17, 2008 10:17 pm (Pacific time)

Looks like Bender believer put the nail in the coffin. What a great blog. Covers the facts and truthful throughout. Not bashin but using common sense.Sounds like someone that says how it is. And a final note to the holy bloggers. Get a grip learn gods word before you start lippin off. State facts before you start spreading your self proclaimed faith. You dont know it but it really makes you look like a moron!! And dont go prayin for me and all that hogwash, because it might make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside but its just lip service....

Holier than thou March 17, 2008 8:46 pm (Pacific time)

Andrea, this is small town, and in this small town we all know who is related to whom. So it's not surprising to see you defending your aunt. The Benders act like they're holier than thou, so when one of them gets busted for something like this, the whole town goes nuts. Does your aunt look good in stripes?

Bender Believer March 17, 2008 6:37 pm (Pacific time)

I believe that the Bender's will get what is coming. Living in this small town it is easy to know the Bender's. Not all are bad. It appears that the ones that shoot their mouths off the most and have no regard for other people and their property don't fall in this category. I suggest that Al and Quonna enjoy what time they have left with their devoted family and friends while they can. It gets real lonely in the big house. Why does religion and politics always have to be in any conversation when it is about the Bender's? Everyone wants to live the American dream and have all that we can have. Work hard and get a second job if you aren't meeting your expectations. It is not a situation where you were hurting and did something stupid to help your family. Toys and elaborate vacations are not necessary. I hope the family you stole from has it in their heart to forgive you. I can't say I would.

Linn County Sheriff March 17, 2008 4:31 pm (Pacific time)

If any one has any information regarding this case. Please contact Sheriff Tim Mueller. This is an on going investagation. Any help would be helpful in resting this case.

Justice March 17, 2008 3:58 pm (Pacific time)

Jesus! I feel like this is is Sunday School These people are crooks! They need to go to jail just like everyone else that breaks the law. Whats the difference between what she did and a bank Rober or drug dealer?Not a thng! Do your church crap in church! Save it for them they will need it!!

Susan March 17, 2008 2:38 pm (Pacific time)

Dang, JUSTICE, you sound like you have a real anger problem! I too will pray that forgivenesa and love will be in your heart! Maybe cursing a family is just as bad as what Quonna did.

Montana Evans March 17, 2008 11:48 am (Pacific time)

May god help you all who dont pray for the best of this ladie. For all that attend church may you all get Gods best hope. may you all say a prayer not only for her but for her children. So when you attend church on sunday mornind think about your sins. Think about how small nor how big they maybe. May all blessings be to you and your family benders! I love you, Love Montan Evans.

Sherry March 16, 2008 8:47 pm (Pacific time)

I know that none of you that are saying that they need to be prayed for have not picked up your bible because if you had you would have found that at Hebrews 10:26 it states "For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left." And as alot of you are saying the Benders were attenders at church it is obvious that they overlooked this scripture.

Tom March 16, 2008 8:32 pm (Pacific time)

God listens to repentfull followers. huh, wouldnt Judas be a great example here?

Jeff March 16, 2008 8:29 pm (Pacific time)

Boy its obvious by reading the blogs below who their friends and family are by their one sided posts sounds like your doin all the judging. Hey try being on the side that was hurt! HAVE ANYTHING POSITIVE TO SAY TO THEM OR THEIR CHILDREN? is it possibly you were on the bankroll to? I dont rule out any of you!

Katie Evans March 16, 2008 8:22 pm (Pacific time)

Tom I'd like to know where you ever heard that God doesn't listen to people who willfully sin? We apparently were taught about different Gods. MY God-- The one and only God listens to each and every one of us. Good, Bad and the Ugly!

Anonymous March 16, 2008 8:15 pm (Pacific time)

Dear Justice, I feel sorrow and pity for you. Your anger for the Benders is frighting. Not all Benders are like you are saying. I will pray for you to find peace and forgiveness in your heart.

ES March 16, 2008 7:11 pm (Pacific time)

Its obvious that everything comes out in the wash whether it be good or bad. Justice is served or is going to be served. To the accused one take your punishment and live with it. It was all meant to be!!!

Justice March 16, 2008 6:53 pm (Pacific time)

Then why do the benders juge everyone else's life but here own? God WILL be the judge! ARE BENDER SACRID?? One might think so! Talk the talk then walk the walk, it's as simple as that!! Dam them all!! P.S. There is a God!!

C.R March 16, 2008 6:38 pm (Pacific time)

Wow, I cant believe the response this topic is getting, so I thought I might as well throw my 2 cents in. Its terrible to see the innocent ones that will pay for this wrongdoing. Yes you will see the do gooders telling you to pray and all that, but how long can you hide behind that facade "o well I will hide behind the option of forgiveness in the end". Well sorry but from someone on the outside looking in that dont cut it. I work my tail off to make it every day and at least I can go home at night and say I did it the honest way. And for all those that thinking that a little prayer and confession is going to make it better? I hope your right and you better hope its right at the end.......

Jeff March 16, 2008 6:28 pm (Pacific time)

The ole saying what comes around goes around. And I believe I heard it one to many times, sure would hate to be you,or it sure would suck to be you........

Laurie Earl March 16, 2008 5:48 pm (Pacific time)

The golden Rule. Pray for the innocent children.

Robert March 16, 2008 5:48 pm (Pacific time)

First of all Andrea if you enjoy bashing the blog people for being here why are you here to begin with. Are you no different? And second why do we have self proclaimed christians saying to push it under the carpet. I dont think so. NO one here is doing any judging only stating the facts. Do you really care about the victims that were affected by this WILLFULL wrongdoing? YOU must be another that thinks confessing cures all. Sorry but faith by works cures wrongdoing so I guess time will tell right? And talk of the town yeh thats reality when victims are hurt by others selfish acts, and you know what they probably go to the same church as you and the Benders.And we dont pray for willfull sinners.........

Katie Evans March 16, 2008 4:59 pm (Pacific time)

I really hope the people who have nothing better to do than judge Quonna remember she has childern. She has babies who right or wrong love their mother. I also hope for all who are judging Quonna that God is more forgiving then they are. We all make mistakes- big or small and none of us have the right to judge. What happened to love, forgiveness and prayers? Is this how Jesus would behave? Pray for the Bender family especially the children. And remember None of us have walked in Quonna's shoes ---- so back off! We love you Quonna and always will. God bless you and all of the Bender family.

Andrea Mendenhall March 16, 2008 4:19 pm (Pacific time)

First, lets remember that we are all supposed to good christians, that means let GOD do the judging! WHo are you to look down on them? He who is with out sin, should cast the first stone. Second, all you good, self righteous christians need to remember what you were taught growing up in the church, you who judge first will be judged last! You need to remember what goes on in the coffesional is known of your business. If we are going to stoop that low, maybe you need to spend a little time in church, thinking about your own sins. As for the Bender family being the talk of the town, I guess thats what happens in a town full of small minded people who are so bored with their own existence, they need to talk about everyone else. These blogs are all an example of that, and its disgusting, and you should be ashamed of yourselves. Thank you to those who have enough sense to spend your time praying for them, instead of slandering them.

Six Deuce March 16, 2008 4:32 pm (Pacific time)

Sure is nice to focus on someone else's problems isn't it? Makes it easy to forget about how often we ourselves have screwed up. I seem to recall a Bible verse somewhere... something something 'throw the first stone.'I forget the first part, maybe JUSTICE down there knows-- 'He who can judge the harshest throw the first stone'? Like I said, I forget. What happened here is too bad, but fortunately it is none of your business so you Christians here can do yourself the favor of not being judgmental and moving on with the other more important things you've got to worry about... There was another verse somewhere in that big cryptic book, it ended with 'lest you be judged'... once again I'll leave you Christians who are much more devout and faithful than myself to fill in the blanks...

Andrea Mendenhall March 16, 2008 4:20 pm (Pacific time)

First, lets remember that we are all supposed to good christians, that means let GOD do the judging! WHo are you to look down on them? He who is with out sin, should cast the first stone. Second, all you good, self righteous christians need to remember what you were taught growing up in the church, you who judge first will be judged last! You need to remember what goes on in the coffesional is known of your business. If we are going to stoop that low, maybe you need to spend a little time in church, thinking about your own sins. As for the Bender family being the talk of the town, I guess thats what happens in a town full of small minded people who are so bored with their own existence, they need to talk about everyone else. These blogs are all an example of that, and its disgusting, and you should be ashamed of yourselves. Thank you to those who have enough sense to spend your time praying for them, instead of slandering them.

Robert March 16, 2008 11:52 am (Pacific time)

There is a difference between a willfull wrongdoing and a mistake. Willfully this crime was done and so many have been affected negatively. Many people have been hurt by one couples selfish act.And whats bad is it has been going on for years,according to talk of the town.If this family thinks its allright what about all their other family members associated with them.Does their church tell them its allright. Bet the plate was never empty on church day. May the victims heal..

JUSTICE March 16, 2008 10:13 am (Pacific time)

There is a God after all! Just like the priest! God has his way of working out the bad apples in our church ! Go to a different church! We don't want the bad apples there any more!Bender's family!!

diver March 16, 2008 9:21 am (Pacific time)

I think the IRS needs to get involved. No buddy is above the law! Right Al Bender??

JJ March 15, 2008 10:56 pm (Pacific time)

My goodness! 126K bail how much $ did she take? Looks like she should of used some of that hard earned cash before her mug shot was taken.

Tom March 15, 2008 9:01 pm (Pacific time)

God doesnt listen to people that willfully sin. And your not forgiven for mere words at confession!!!!!

Heather March 15, 2008 8:33 pm (Pacific time)

There is no way the husband didnt know about this, if my husband was throwing money around with my no concern of suspicion you would suspect me as a moron. He knew exactly what was going on but do you think he would step in, your crazy. And pray for these people? I wonder if God listens to hypocrites...

faith March 15, 2008 9:28 am (Pacific time)

It would be really nice if the Bender family could walk the walk and talk the talk. Maybe the state needs to check out the husband too! Make sure he isn't hiding more money. He knew everyting of what she was doing. I think the Benders needed to be knocked down! Now they are crooks and not above GOD!

whende thomas March 14, 2008 7:51 pm (Pacific time)

Our prayers are with the Bender family.

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