POSTED: 10:24 a.m. HST, Aug 31, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 1:05 p.m. HST, Aug 31, 2011
A Circuit Court judge sentenced former Pearl Ridge Elementary School secretary Denise Hayashi this morning to five years of probation and ordered her to pay $20,845 in fines, court costs and fees for stealing $68,870 from the school.
The judge also ordered Hayashi, 41, to perform 1,500 hours of community service, according to the terms of her plea agreement with the state. She has already paid back the money she stole.
Hayashi pleaded guilty in June to one count of first-degree theft and 98 counts of second-degree forgery for writing checks to herself from the school's account over a two-year period.