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Woman sought in fraudulent credit card case 11-19-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Puna Patrol Division
Sergeant Robert Hatton
Phone: 965-2716
Report No. C12024866

Media Release

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card in Hilo. The card was used in at least two locations for charges totaling approximately $250.

The woman is described as local with a large build and possibly in her 50s. Police ask that anyone with information on her identity or whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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.

Merchants are reminded to follow proper protocol when making credit card transactions and to be especially cautious when processing large purchases—especially if the credit card doesn’t swipe properly. When in doubt, check the credit card company.