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Tongan woman jailed for embezzling $2.6m from her US employer

Vika Latai Moa worked remotely as an Operations Manager for Savino Del Bene USA, Inc. (Savino USA), an overseas trucking logistics operation out of Grapevine between June 2016 and October 2019.

Working remotely, prosecutors say Moa was pretty much on her own as a bookkeeper for the company, and that was fertile ground for mischief.

According to Kaniva News, court records show that Moa used fake invoices to overbill the company, who then paid more than $2.6 million into a bank account that she had access to.

No arrests yet in the 2020 murder of Tongan woman in the US

Salt Lake Investigators discovered 42-year-old Kaufusi had been shot on August 2020.

Police have treated the suspicious death as a homicide.

Kaufusi’s body was discovered by a jogger about a half mile east of Saltair near an I-80 frontage road. She had been deceased “at least several days,” reports said.

Her family has raised concerns about the case.

“Nothing,” Makalita Ofa, her aunt, said. “Nothing at all”, reported

Tongan woman killed, child injured in car crash in Sacramento County

Around 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said a woman was driving recklessly in the area in Jackson Road east of Murieta Parkway in a Nissan SUV. She then traveled off the roadway onto the shoulder and overturned her car, CHP said.

According to a report in the Sacramento Bee, the woman was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries, according to the CHP. A child was also thrown from the vehicle, officials said, but was expected to survive.

The driver was later identified as Atheana Fotu, 25, by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Tongan woman delivers preterm baby midflight

“I just didn’t know I was pregnant, and then this guy just came out of nowhere,” Mounga said during a video interview with Hawaii Pacific Health.

The baby boy, Raymond Mounga, arrived early at just 29 weeks while mom was traveling to Hawaii for vacation with her family.

Dr Dale Glenn, a Hawaii Pacific Health family medicine physician, along with Lani Bamfield, Amanda Beeding and Mimi Ho — neonatal intensive care unit nurses from North Kansas City Hospital — were also on the plane and helped the new mother and baby.

NZ Police identify woman found dead in Pukekohe as Toakase Finau

Finau, 29, of Māngere, was discovered by officers doing a bail check at the property on McNally Road on Wednesday morning.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Bolton said their team is continuing to investigate the circumstances of Toakase's death and they are providing her whānau (family) with the support they can at this difficult time.

A man found critically injured, who was taken to Middlemore Hospital at the time of the incident, has died overnight.

Tongan woman identified as victim of Mangere fatal shooting

The 57-year-old victim has been identified as Meliame Fisi’hoi.

Police guarded her home throughout the week while forensics combed the scene.

 Last week, Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers said police were still investigating a shooting on the same street in early December.

“At this point it is too early to speculate as to whether these two incidents are connected or not, but this is forming part of our investigation,” said Mr Vickers.

PMN News reports Fisi’hoi’s family is making preparations to bury their mum.



Deportation for paralysed Tongan woman justified - lawyer

Taipaleti Vaeatangitau was injured playing netball in Tonga. Her injury worsened, so her doctor referred her to a neurosurgeon in Auckland.

She and her husband, Loni Vaeatangitau, told the Immigration and Protection Tribunal that they sold their belongings to pay for flights and in December 2015 came to New Zealand with the youngest two of their six children.

She had surgery in Auckland in 2016 but woke to find herself a paraplegic.

Her family's visas expired in June 2018, so they applied to the tribunal for permission to stay in New Zealand.

Tongan woman co-accused in importing 501kg of meth in NZ, Crown alleges

Stevie Norua Cullen, 36, a managing director from central Auckland, and Selaima Fakaosilea, 30, from Auckland’s Beach Haven, are accused of importing methamphetamine into Northland in June 2016 and participating in an organised criminal group.

The trial got underway proper on Thursday, after several delays due to jurors being excused due to personal issues and sickness. Two more jurors were selected, bringing the jury to eight women and four men.

Tongan grandmother killed in San Mateo fire

The San Mateo County coroner’s office identified her Tuesday evening as Susana Lolohea Tonga.

Mercury News reports there were no other reported injuries.

Firefighters responded to a call early Tuesday monring and found the flames consuming the front of the building and pouring from a front window.said San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department fire marshal Robert Marshall.

One of the occupants told firefigthers the family’s grandmother was believed to be inside.

“We then went into rescue mode and attempted to rescue a person in there,” Marshall said.

Tongan pregnant mum killed in car crash, her baby delivered by emergency C-Section

The Tongan mother has been identified as 30-year-old Kaipā ʻOfa KiʻUiha Sateki Kinikini, also known as ʻOfa Kinikini, a Salt Lake City resident.

Her baby was delivered and is in extremely critical condition, said Salt Lake City Police Department spokesman Det.