Huddy gets five years in prison for theft

Roberta Huddy, 43, of Kapa‘a, was re-sentenced by Fifth Circuit Court Chief Judge George Masuoka to five years in prison for theft after Huddy was found in violation of the terms and conditions of her probation, according to county prosecutors in a press release.

Huddy was originally convicted of the felony offense in November 2004, and sentenced to a five-year term of probation.

The offense related to Huddy receiving over $9,000 in overpayment of benefits from state Department of Human Services officials because she failed to report to department workers that her children no longer resided in her home, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors filed a motion to revoke her probation after Huddy’s probation officer reported that she tested positive for and admitted to methamphetamine use, failed to enter and complete a substance-abuse-treatment program, and failed to appear for scheduled appointments with her probation officer, according to prosecutors.

In other recent court action:

• Donville Lee, 39, who has remained incarcerated since his arrest by police on June 15, 2005, was sentenced by Judge Kathleen N.A. Watanabe to five years in prison for theft, prosecutors said.

Lee entered his guilty plea to the felony offense on Nov. 10, 2005.

Police arrested Lee after he stole two checks and some cash from a business office in Lihu‘e while the owner of the business was distracted by Lee’s friend, according to prosecutors.

Lee must serve at least one year and eight months before he can be considered for parole, due to a prior felony conviction.

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