HONOLULU – Freeman Sasao, 56, a former Oʻahu circuit court probation officer, was charged Friday with one count of felony theft and eleven felony forgery counts, Attorney General Doug Chin announced.
The complaint alleges that during the period of July 1, 2011 through July 9, 2013, Sasao collected eleven payments from various probationers that had been assigned to him and kept the payments for his own use. Sasao then forged receipts to credit the payments to the various probationers.
Arraignment and plea is set for May 7, 2015 before the Honorable Richard K. Perkins.
The felony charges are each punishable by up to five years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Sasao is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a judge or jury.
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Christopher D.W. Young
Supervising Deputy Attorney General
Criminal Justice Division
Special Assistant to the Attorney General