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Kapolei Commons Oct 11 2011

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Rash of robberies reported over the weekend on Oahu

Honolulu Police reported multiple robberies across O'ahu over the weekend. There's no isolated area and no noticeable link between the robberies, but most of the suspects involved in these recent rash of robberies got away.

On Saturday night at 6 p.m, CrimeStoppers say a suspect entered a woman's Kaneohe apartment, robbed and assaulted her. The alleged suspect in this case is a female possibly in her 20s to 30s, about 5'2' 'to 5' 6'' in height, 140 to 160 pounds, with brown hair, last seen wearing a black top and blue jeans. The female suspect was one of many who stole by force over the weekend, and is still on the loose.

Another incident highlighted from this weekend, included a robbery in the Waipahu area. HPD says the robbery happened on Sunday around 2:30 a.m. In that specific case, multiple suspects unlawfully entered a home. According to police, all six suspects (4 males, 2 females) brandished a "dangerous instrument," while demanding items from the victim. All suspects fled before police arrived.

Accused of stealing millions, Kapolei woman indicted for bank fraud, tax offenses

A Kapolei woman who is accused of diverting nearly $4 million is now facing 32 counts of bank fraud and filing false tax returns.

Johanne Jarlego, 44, was an accountant for a local magazine publisher. She was arrested Monday as a result of a federal indictment.

The indictment alleges between June 2008 and February 2015, she diverted $3,833,640 from magazine advertisers into a personal account. In an attempt to cover her tracks, officials say she repaid $2,428,600. 

Jarlego is also accused of four counts of filing false tax returns. According to the indictment, in 2011-2014, she failed to claim the $2,688,356 obtained through her fraudulent acts as income. 

She pleaded not guilty to all charges. She was able to post $50,000 bail and released. 

A jury trial will be held on August 29. 

If she is convicted, Jarlego could spend up to 30 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine for each count of bank fraud. In addition, she could also face three years behind bars, and a $250,000 fine for each count of tax fraud.