28 Jun 2002

Former Marshll Islands College staff member charged with theft

11:23 am on 28 June 2002

A former staff member has been charged with stealing more than 145-thousand US dollars from the College of the Marshalls Islands or CMI.

The former CMI business manager, Louiston Louis, has pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of grand larceny and 15 counts of cheating.

Chief Justice Charles Henry set bail at 3-hundred dollars and ordered him to hand in his passport so he cannot leave the country.

The charges say in November 1999, Louis began taking money from the college.

The amounts of checks he cashed or converted to his own use ranged from around 1-thousand-4-hundred dollars to 28-thousand-5-hundred.

A premliminary hearing has been set for August the 2nd.