Ex-UH Foundation employee sentenced in theft

Ex-UH Foundation employee sentenced in theft

HONOLULU (AP) - A former University of Hawaii Foundation employee convicted of identity theft has been spared prison time.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports 34-year-old Dodge Watson was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to three years' probation.

He also was fined $2,000 and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service.

Watson pleaded guilty to identity theft in June.

Prosecutors say he stole $2,000 to pay a gambling debt.

Prosecutors say he forged signatures of other foundation employees to get approval for a $2,000 scholarship check made out to his bookie.

Watson has paid back the money he took.

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