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Former Kualapu`u School Clerk Sentenced for Theft

Dept. of the Attorney General News Release

A former clerk at Kualapu`u Public Charter School was sentenced on Sept. 18, to three counts of second degree theft by Maui Circuit Court Judge Joseph E. Cardoza, according to state Attorney General David M. Louie. Sonja Domingo pled guilty to the charges on July 8.

Domingo was charged with three counts of Theft in the Second Degree, a class C felony, for stealing $12,478.65 from Kualapu`u School between Aug. 28, 2012 and Jan. 14, 2013. At the time of the thefts, Domingo was employed as a clerk at the school and was responsible for collecting and depositing payments from students and parents for meals, fundraisers, and a book sale. An internal audit conducted by the school determined that Domingo falsified receipts and failed to deposit monies she received.

Domingo was sentenced to five years of probation. Terms and conditions of her probation require her to serve 90 days in prison, which requirement was suspended for six months to allow her to find a full time job that will allow her to pay restitution, pay restitution in the total amount of $12,478.65, and complete 350 hours of community service. At the sentencing, Domingo made a $1,000 payment towards restitution and completed an apology letter that will be submitted to the school.

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