11-17-23 Police Investigating Internal Theft at Kamehameha Schools

Hawai‘i Police Department
Area I Criminal Investigation Division
Captain Rio Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2251
Report No.: 23-108357

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are investigating allegations of an internal theft at the Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i campus, in Kea‘au.

On Thursday morning, November 16, 2023, Area I Criminal Investigation Division personnel met with Kamehameha Schools administrators, who reported that a former employee of the school embezzled more than $360,000 over a period of approximately three years.

Detectives with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are reviewing the internal investigation documents provided by the school, identifying witnesses that may need to be interviewed, and drafting search warrants for various institutions.

No arrests have been made in this case, nor is there a timeframe of when that may occur; police are not identifying a suspect at this time, and will defer any further comment to Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i administrators.

Anyone with information relative to this investigation may call Detective Paul Mangus with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section, at (808) 961-2383, or via email at Paul.Mangus@hawaiicounty.gov.   

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