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$101K in suspicious spending by charter school

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HONOLULU (AP) - Details are emerging about how a financially troubled Honolulu public charter school spent money.

Halau Lokahi Charter School ran out of money last school year and stopping paying rent and payroll.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday more than $101,000 in expenditures were flagged by the Public Charter School Commission as "needing explanation."

According to the commission, the school made out checks ranging from $856 to $21,347 without indicating which services were provided. Other payments included more than $8,500 for Rainbow Healing Arts, which provides massages, and nearly $5,000 to a purveyor of essential oils.

Debit cards for the school's bank account have been canceled and the co-director is on administrative leave after a raid by the state attorney general's office.

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