KOIN 6 News reporter Joel Iwanaga pleads guilty to shoplifting

KOIN 6 News reporter Joel Iwanaga, March 18, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
KOIN 6 News reporter Joel Iwanaga, March 18, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – KOIN 6 News reporter Joel Iwanaga pleaded guilty Monday to shoplifting items from a Whole Foods store in December.

Joel Iwanaga, March 23, 2015 (Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Joel Iwanaga, March 23, 2015 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

On December 19, 2014, he was arrested for stealing food and hats from the Whole Foods in Hillsboro.

On March 23 he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of second-degree theft. Iwanaga, 44, has no prior criminal record.

On Monday, March 30, Joel Iwanaga resigned from KOIN 6 News.