A 36-year-old woman who admitted stealing more than $13,000 from a PONY League baseball organization is getting the opportunity to avoid conviction and clear the charge from her criminal record.
A state judge granted Nina Moore’s request Wednesday to defer her guilty pleas. She was facing charges of felony theft for stealing $13,368 from the Makakilo-Kapolei Youth Baseball League, and for stealing another $6,032 from clients of the accounting firm where she was employed.
All of the thefts occurred between October 2012 and June 2014.
If Moore stays out of trouble during the four-year deferral period, the court will drop the charges against her.
In addition to the usual probation-like conditions to which Moore must abide, Circuit Judge Richard Perkins ordered Moore to perform and complete 200 hours of community service by March 2018 and pay $1,000 into a state fund for crime victims.
Moore has already paid back the $20,401 she stole.
CORRECTION: Nina Moore was granted a deferral of her guilty plea for stealing more than $13,000 for the Makakilo-Kapolei Youth Baseball League, which is affliated with PONY League baseball. A story and headline on Page B2 Thursday erroneously reported that the organization is affiliated with Little League baseball.