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Kauai woman pleads guilty to stealing almost $365K from US government

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Updated: Dec. 20, 2018 at 11:38 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Pacific Missile Range Facility employee pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing almost $365,000 from the U.S. government.

Rowenalynn Yorkman, of Kekaha, was charged with wire fraud and faces two years behind bars.

Her sentencing is set for Feb. 8

Court documents said the 48-year-old was a travel clerk at the Kauai facility and manipulated the Defense Travel System — a system used to pay for and track travel — to reroute money into her personal accounts.

Prosecutors said she stole money from January 2011 to January 2017.

Yorkman allegedly falsified travel reimbursement documents for other staff, though no other staff members were involved in the alleged scheme.

She allegedly wired the money from Hawaii to her bank account in Fairfax, Va.

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