A 49-year-old Kaneohe woman pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing $1.3 million from a landscaping company.
Tamila A. Alcoran appeared before Circuit Judge Colette Garibaldi via closed circuit video link from the Oahu Community Correctional Center Monday after she was indicted for 311 counts of first-degree identity theft, first-degree computer fraud, first-degree theft and other charges.
Her trial date is set for the week of Feb. 21. She remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bail.
Alcoran’s attorney, Myles Breiner, said, “I think the case was grossly overcharged.”
“The bail of $1 million dollars is outrageous,” he said.
Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Chris Van Marter has described the embezzlement case as one of the worst the prosecutor’s office have ever seen against small business.
Alcoran allegedly instigated numerous, elaborate schemes to steal hundreds of thousands of money from Greg Boyer Hawaiian Landscapes where she worked as an office manager.
In 2006, Alcoran was convicted of stealing more than $40,000 from the American Youth Soccer Organization’s Kaneohe region where she served as a coach and volunteer. Her family paid back the money and a judge sentenced her to five year’s probation and 300 hours of community service.