MP of PKF Pacific Hawaii Accused of Theft

Patrick Oki, MP of PKF Pacific Hawaii LLP of Honolulu, has been charged with theft, forgery and money laundering, according to Pacific Business News. Oki allegedly stole $500,000 from the firm over a period of three years.

Oki was arrested after a year-long investigation at the Honolulu International Airport on April 5 and was released after posting $250,000 bail. He has not yet entered a plea.

According to the indictment, Oki was responsible for four fraudulent reimbursement schemes from 2011 to 2014 of more than $500,000. He allegedly fabricated people, companies, contracts, IRS forms, invoices, financial documents, websites and email addresses. His 13 charges include first-degree theft, money laundering, second-degree forgery and use of a computer in commission of a separate crime.

PKF Pacific Hawaii partners alerted law enforcement upon discovering that Oki was claiming work-related expenses that were actually personal.

“We’ve had a series of meetings with our attorneys and public relations people, and we’ve drafted an action plan for the future of PKF Hawaii,” says PKF Partner Reg Baker in an interview with Pacific Business News.