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Former charter school principal charged with theft

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The former principal of a Hawaii charter school has been charged with four counts of felony theft.

Laara Allbrett, 64, headed up Halau Lokahi public charter school, a Native Hawaiian-focused institution.

The school had recurring financial difficulties, and the state revoked its charter in 2015.

Allbrett was arrested in the same year, and a search warrant affidavit listed questionable spending totaling nearly $102,000.

Allbrett was charged Monday with four counts of second-degree theft. Each count is punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

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