HI-PAL scam 09-18-07

Hawaii Police Department
Hawaii Island Police Activities League
Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.
Phone: 961-2219/961-2220
September 18, 2007

Media Release

Big Island police are warning the public about someone claiming to be soliciting donations for the Hawaii Island Police Activities League, or HI-PAL.

Hawaii County residents have reported getting phone calls asking for donations. HI-PAL does not solicit donations.

Officers are investigating a possible suspect in the case.

Police ask anyone who receives a call asking for HI-PAL donations to call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at 961-2220.



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