Hawaii accountant sentenced for stealing $7M from nonprofit

HONOLULU (AP) — A former accountant convicted of stealing nearly $7 million from an Oahu nonprofit organization was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Lola Jean Amorin was sentenced Wednesday after pleading no contest in June to 18 criminal charges, including first-degree theft, computer fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.

Amorin had worked as the bookkeeper for about 30 years for The Arc in Hawaii, which serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Amorin was also ordered to pay back the full amount she stole over 19 years and to pay nearly $340,000 in unpaid taxes owed to the state.

Her husband, Albert Amorin, was sentenced to probation for failing to report the stolen money as income on joint tax returns.