HILO — The former vice chairman of the Hawaii state Real Estate Commission has been sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of court supervision.
The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday that 54-year-old Scott Alan Sherley was sentenced Friday by a Hilo Circuit Court judge for embezzling more than $200,000 from clients on the Big Island.
Court records say Sherley pleaded no contest Dec. 11 to first-degree theft.
Records say a plea agreement included the dismissal of a similar charge against his wife, 53-year-old Penny Sherley.
Police say Sherley misappropriated $135,633 from the trust of Edward and Frances Pereira and took about $80,000 from a condominium owners’ association.
A prosecutor says Sherley will be given a two-year period before reporting to serve his jail sentence because his wife is seriously ill.
Information from: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/