Second suspect arrested in credit card fraud case 07-31-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C14019393

Media Release (update No. 3 )

Hawaiʻi Island police have located and arrested the second of four persons wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card.

Colvin Gaspar, 22, of Kailua-Kona was arrested in Kailua-Kona at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with four counts of violating probation and four counts of contempt of court, with bail set at $300,000. He was also arrested on suspicion of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation of those offenses.

Theodore “Kahui” Casuga, 39, of Kailua-Kona, who was arrested Tuesday morning (July 29) in Kailua-Kona, was charged at 10:10 a.m. Thursday (July 31) with first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting an order to stop, reckless driving, driving without a license, promoting a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and two counts of violating probation. His bail was set at $33,000. The terroristic threatening and driving charges are for an incident Friday (July 25), when Casuga drove his vehicle toward an officer on foot who was attempting to arrest him, refused to stop and drove away recklessly. The officer had to move quickly to avoid being hit.

Police continue to investigate additional offenses against Casuga for theft and credit card fraud.

Two other persons are still wanted in connection with this investigation.

Luke Kaniaupia 21, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-6, 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Leilani Parent, 26, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-5, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of either of these individuals to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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