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Kaneohe woman indicted in 'ghost payroll' scheme

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:56 p.m. HST, Dec 28, 2011

A 57-year-old Kaneohe woman was indicted by a federal grand jury this morning for allegedly attempting to embezzle more than $200,000 from her employer.

Corinne "Nani" Cabral is accused of operating a "ghost payroll" embezzlement scheme. According to court documents, Cabral was employed by the Hana Group, a security guard contractor that does work for the Pearl Harbor Naval Base and others. From January 2005 to April 2011, Cabral was in charge of entering time sheet and payroll data into the company computer system.

An FBI investigation concluded that Cabral placed two associates on the payroll even though they were not employed by the Hana Group, kept two terminated Hana employees on the payroll after they were no longer with the company, and directed the checks from these "salaries" into accounts under her name, that of her minor granddaughter, and that of a personal friend.

Court documents said the company issued 124 paychecks and direct deposits to the four "ghost" payrollers.

Cabral was not arrested but is expected to surrender to the FBI next week prior to her initial appearance in federal court on three counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud. Each of the four counts carry a maximum prison term of 20 years.

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Roadalii wrote:
Federal Government - Please forgive Aunty Nani. She is a good Aunty. Small bad choice on her part.
on December 28,2011 | 01:14PM
patk wrote:
Making a conscious decision to steal for 6 years until she got caught... typical greedy criminal, only thing she is sorry for is that she got caught. She would have done this forever given the opportunity. Give her the full 80 years in jail and make her and her accomplices pay back the money WITH INTEREST. Plus court costs and penalties. Welcome to the slammer, aunty.
on December 28,2011 | 01:52PM
High_Society wrote:
The company that employs this criminal is the same one that provides gate guards to PHNSY. :-0
on December 28,2011 | 02:10PM
soundofreason wrote:
And she continues working there
on December 28,2011 | 03:33PM
CriticalReader wrote:
What's up with Kaneohe nowdays?
on December 28,2011 | 02:29PM
am808 wrote:
Lol! Yeah whats up with kaneohe! Becoming like waianae already.
on December 28,2011 | 06:26PM
kprtyqn wrote:
Its sad that more and more people are resulting in unlawful acts due to economy, unemployment, homelessness, etc..........You have to accept the consequences if you want to commit a crime. No one forced you to do these things you made a choice. Sad that what you end up finding out is that it could be a friend or family member that you always thought "WOULD NEVER DO THAT!" but as humans we are capable of alot wether you realize it or not.
on December 28,2011 | 03:08PM
Changalang wrote:
Another one bites the dust.
on December 28,2011 | 03:09PM
lca1214 wrote:
Roadalii - you're right - she is a good Aunty. Such an unfortunate situation.
on December 28,2011 | 03:15PM
Manapua_Man wrote:
Wow, another "make shame". What do you say to all your relatives at the next party? What do you say at your next job interview? Everyone knows what you did. From now on....you cannot escape being judged by the people you meet. Your life will never be the same again.
on December 28,2011 | 04:15PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
She should have thought about that BEFORE she started down that wayward road. Das da problem these days. People no mo' shame. 57 years old and $200,000 in the hole? No way she's ever going to pay that off. As usual, her lawyer will argue how hard she had it and how she was only trying for put food on the table, blah, blah, blah. Then, she'll get a slap on the wrist and will prove, once again, that crime REALLY does pay.
on December 28,2011 | 08:12PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Throw the book at her....she has it coming.
on December 28,2011 | 06:05PM
Mach2 wrote:
throw the book at her...
on December 28,2011 | 11:48PM
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