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Friday, January 14, 2000

Father facing more charges
in theft of youth teams’ funds

By Star-Bulletin staff


A man accused of stealing money raised to send two Manoa Paniolo Pop Warner football teams to a Las Vegas bowl game last year faces six additional charges.

An Oahu grand jury yesterday indicted Shane Santos, 30, on four counts of second-degree theft, second-degree attempted theft and third-degree theft.

Santos is accused of taking $5,000 of funds turned in by parents, who sold $10 kalua pork tickets. He used the money to take his family to Las Vegas for five days, according to police.

Santos, an unemployed father of a Manoa Paniolo Junior Pee Wee player, admitted to taking only $2,000.

Santos has 59 prior arrests, 22 of them for contempt, said Deputy Prosecutor Nora Garrod.

He pleaded not guilty in December to a second-degree theft charge for allegedly stealing the money.

Community donations of $12,000 in cash and $15,000 worth of kalua pork enabled the two teams to make it to the bowl game, although some players pulled out because of the scandal.

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