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Arc of Hawaii employee indicted for allegedly stealing $5.7 million

An Oahu grand jury today indicted a 69-year-old woman for stealing more than $5.7 million from the nonprofit Arc of Hawaii.

“Besides the shocking amount of money that was taken, what makes this case particularly egregious is the fact that the stolen money was intended to benefit children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro said in a news release today.

Lola Jean Amorin, an accountant who worked for the Arc of Hawaii for more than 30 years, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree theft, first-degree computer fraud and money laundering. Her bail is set at $3 million. The computer charges carry mandatory prison terms of up to 20 years.

The stolen funds were discovered in a routine audit of the Arc of Hawaii’s fiscal year 2016 records, with discrepancies found in payments to the nonprofit’s prepaid insurer, HEMIC, the Prosecutor’s Office said.

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