HONOLULU — A former First Hawaiian Bank employee on Kauai has admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from an ATM over five years.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://ow.ly/kAwyy ) reports Shelli Orenellas pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Honolulu to bank theft, admitting she skimmed more than $120,000.
She says she withdrew money to pay personal bills while working at the Kapaa branch. Prosecutors say she altered the ATM's balance to show that it had more cash than what was actually inside. The 35-year-old was caught when the machine ran out of cash.
Sentencing is scheduled for September. She faces up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines. She must also repay the stolen money.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com