Federal prison for woman who embezzled over $1 million
The Maui News
A former employee was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in federal prison for her role in conspiring to embezzle more than $1 million from the now-closed First Hawaiian Homes Federal Credit Union on Molokai.
As part of her sentence imposed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, Janell Purdy, 40, of Wailuku was ordered to pay $949,736 in restitution and serve three years of supervised release.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said the results of the conspiracy were “catastrophic.” He said Purdy didn’t seem to understand the root cause of her conduct in continuing “to march along in her spendthrift ways,” even after she knew she was under investigation and would be responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses.