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Bookkeeper admits to stealing $200,000 from trust

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A Honolulu Realtor admitted in federal court Wednesday to stealing more than $200,000 from a trust for which he worked as a bookkeeper.

Scott S. Kamiya pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud for forging the endorsement of a trust authorized representative on a $19,046 check and depositing the money into the account of one of his own companies.

Kamiya also admits in his plea agreement that between 2005 and 2009, he forged other endorsements, altered checks to make them payable to him or his companies and used on-line bank services to have the trust pay the expenses of his businesses. During that time Kamiya operated two business entities, Fulfillment Werks and Postage Partners Hawaii Inc.

He has also agreed to repay the trust $243,473.

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