11-05-15 Puna woman charged with theft in Welfare fraud case

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C15032556


Media Release

A Puna woman arrested Tuesday in connection with a Welfare fraud investigation, has been charged in that case.

At 4 p.m. Thursday (November 5), 45-year-old Jaylin M. Kema of Pāhoa was charged with second-degree theft. Her bail was set at $5,000. She is scheduled make her initial court appearance on Friday (November 6).

Both she and her husband, 45-year-old Peter J. Kema Sr. of Pāhoa, remain at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continue to investigate possible drug and firearms charges as the result of items found at their Ainaloa subdivision home during the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday.

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