Hilo woman arrested for allegedly stealing booster club funds

Updated: Apr. 11, 2017 at 10:43 PM HST
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HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii County police have arrested a school booster club leader for allegedly staging a burglary in a plot to steal money meant for kids.

The suspect, JoAnn Maldonado of Hilo, is the vice president of the Ukulele Band Booster Club at Waiakea Intermediate School.

According to officials Maldonada, 42, reported a break-in to police and said someone that took $10,000 in club funds from her home but investigators later determined she took the money herself.

Maldonado was booked Tuesday for theft and false reporting to law enforcement.

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