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Ex-boating official accused of stealing more than $20,000

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  • Wesley Choi

A former state boating official has been charged with four felonies, including theft of more than $20,000 in state funds.

The Attorney General’s Office filed a complaint in Circuit Court today charging Wesley Choi with one count of first-degree theft, use of a computer in the commission of a separate crime and two counts of second-degree forgery. 

Choi, who resigned last year, was the former assistant district manager for small boat harbors on Oahu, including Ala Wai, Keehi, Waianae, Haleiwa and Heeia Kea.

Choi was unavailable for comment.

According to the complaint, Choi stole in excess of $20,000 from May 29, 2008, through March 17, 2011, and used a computer to commit the theft from the state.

The complaint alleges that on April 8 and Aug. 7, 2008, Choi forged documents purported to be Keehi Marine Inc. procurement bids.

Choi, booked and released on his own recognizance, is scheduled to appear for arraignment at 9 a.m. March 15 before Circuit Judge Richard K. Perkins.

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