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Ex-bank employee sentenced to 15 months for stealing $140K

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:26 a.m. HST, Nov 19, 2013

The former ATM custodian of First Hawaiian Bank's Kapaa branch is going to federal prison for 15 months for stealing more than $140,000 from the bank's automated teller machine over a five-year period.

U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi handed down the sentence Monday. She gave Shelli Ornellas until after the holidays to turn herself in to begin serving the sentence. Kobayashi also ordered Ornellas to repay First Hawaiian Bank $140,329.

Ornellas, 36, pleaded guilty to embezzlement by a bank employee for stealing the money from 2008 to this past February.

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pj737 wrote:
Only in Hawaii can you steal six figures from a bank over a 5 year period and get only 15 months in the slammer.
on November 18,2013 | 09:22PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
And apparently only in Hawaii can you be stealing $$$ from a financial institution and they don't know anything about it until 5 years later.
on November 18,2013 | 09:44PM
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