REPORT FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE – HONOLULU – On September 18, 2014, Sonja Domingo, 41, was sentenced for three counts of Theft in the Second Degree by Maui Circuit Court Judge Joseph E. Cardoza. Ms. Domingo pled guilty to the charges on July 8, 2014.
Ms. Domingo was charged with three counts of Theft in the Second Degree, a class C felony, for stealing $12,478.65 from Kualapu’u Public Charter School between August 28, 2012 and January 14, 2013. At the time of the thefts, Ms. 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 Ms. Domingo falsified receipts and failed to deposit monies she received.
Ms. Domingo was sentenced to five years of probation. Terms and conditions of her probation require Ms. Domingo 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, Ms. Domingo made a $1,000 payment towards restitution and completed an apology letter that will be submitted to the school.
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The justice is now served. Glad it has now implemented in Hawaii. Having a regular education statistical backghround checking on where the children payments went off. It plays a vital role in strengthening and improving educational quality. Also, Improvement can start from any student outcome level.
Robert E. McMullen
School Press. Editor
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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