Maui woman gets community service for embezzlement

Maui woman gets community service for embezzlement

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A Maui woman who stole more than $24,000 from a nonprofit organization that helps students become interested in science, engineering and math has escaped jail time.

The Maui News reports that a judge ordered 50-year-old Theresa Nunan, of Kihei, Thursday to perform 100 hours of community service. The judge had followed a plea agreement in sentencing Nunan that also allows her to keep a first-degree theft conviction off her record if she adheres to court requirements for five years.

Court records say Nunan volunteered as a treasurer for the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers when she stole $24,440 from the organization. The theft occurred from October 2012 to March 2014.

Nunan, who has since repaid the stolen funds, apologized in court Thursday and said she stole for "personal survival."

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