comscore Audit: Hawaii County water should tighten controls | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Audit: Hawaii County water should tighten controls

HILO, Hawaii>> An audit says the Hawaii County Department of Water Supply needs to tighten its internal controls because an employee was able to steal more than $78,000.

The 70-page audit report by Legislative Auditor Colleen Schrandt pointed to the case of Myra Ross who was convicted as part of a plea agreement.

Ross was recently was sentenced to 150 days in jail, 600 hours of community service and five years probation. She also paid the department back the money she stole as part of the plea agreement.

The former customer service worker took the money in varying amounts over a 12-year period starting in 1997.

Water department manager Milton Pavao says he won’t have any comment until the department reads the final audit report.


Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up