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Former Waianae Community Outreach employee accused of stealing $50K

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WAIANAE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Jamye Windsor, 40, has been charged with felony theft for allegedly receiving more than $50,000 in state funds from Waianae Community Outreach, Attorney General Doug Chin announced Thursday.

“This set of charges against Ms. Windsor follows charges that were previously filed against the former executive director, Sophina Placencia and former program director, Laura Pitolo. Special agents for the Attorney General determined that Ms. Windsor improperly received a substantial amount of state funds from Waianae Community Outreach,” said Deputy Attorney General Michael Kagami of the Criminal Justice Division.

“This office will investigate and prosecute those who violate the public trust. People who receive state funds must be held accountable for properly using them,” said Attorney General Doug Chin. “The people who stole this money were taking it away from services being provided to homeless individuals in Waianae. We will not stand for that.”

Windsor was charged with one count of first degree theft, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. She is the third former employee or director of Waianae Community Outreach to be charged with felony theft.

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