Former Criminal Complaint Filed Against PTSA President

Hawaii Attorney General David Louie
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Hawaii Attorney General David Louie

HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced that a two-count complaint was filed today in the First Circuit Court charging Tonya Taylor (43) with Theft in the First Degree and Money Laundering.

The two-count complaint charges Ms. Taylor, the former president of the Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School PTSA, with theft of $50,574.41 of the PTSA’s funds.  The complaint also alleges that Ms. Taylor laundered the proceeds of her alleged thefts.

Arraignment and plea is set for Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8:30 a.m., before Judge Richard Perkins.  The complaint filed against Ms. Taylor is merely an allegation filed by the State and she is presumed innocent of the charges unless and until she is found guilty by a judge or jury.