Hawaii travel booker pays Bay Area victims restitution, could avoid jail time

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
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House of Aloha travel booker accused of taking money from Bay Area residents and not booking their trips paid restitution, and could avoid jail time.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A travel booker accused of taking money from dozens of Bay Area residents, and then not booking their vacations and destination weddings, paid more than $147,000 in restitution Friday and could avoid jail time.

Wendy Wong had until Friday to come up with the money after she pleaded guilty to two felony counts in August. A spokesperson for the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office says Wong paid restitution "at the last minute."

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The judge postponed her sentencing until December. The DA's Office says there were 48 victims and more than $200,000 lost in total for all victims, but not everyone requested restitution.

Wong's attorney told ABC7 News he had, "no statement at this time."

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