Former Department of Human Services Investigator Charged with Theft
News Release from Office of Attorney General
HONOLULU – Attorney General David M. Louie announced that Roselani Wise (51, Lihue) was charged with Theft in the Second Degree on July 23, 2014 and arraigned on August 12, 2014, before Judge Randal Valenciano, Fifth Circuit, Island of Kauai. Her trial has been set for October 6, 2014.
Ms. Wise, a former Department of Human Services (DHS) investigator on the island of Kauai, was charged with Theft in the Second Degree for receiving unearned compensation from the State of Hawaii from 2008 through 2012.
An investigation revealed that during the hours for which she was being paid by DHS to conduct criminal fraud investigations, Ms. Wise was employed and actually working for the Federal Transportation Security Administration at the Lihue Airport.
Ms. Wise received in excess of $10,000 for work she did not perform.
A charge by way of Written Information is merely an allegation against Ms. Wise and she is presumed innocent until found guilty of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt by a judge or jury.