ID theft 03-28-08

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section
Lieutenant Robert Wagner
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
March 28, 2008
Report No. C08007960

(Select photo for larger image.) Tautua Tanoai mug shot Tautua Tanoai
…charged with ID theft and related offenses

Media Release

Big Island police are reminding business establishments to help prevent thefts by checking identification while processing personal checks or credit cards.

On March 12, police responded to a report that a 26-year-old California man had items stolen from his parked rental car, including credit cards. That same day, one of the stolen credit cards was used at four different Kona establishments.

Wednesday (March 26) police arrested 31-year-old Tautua Tanoai of Kailua-Kona in connection with the use of that credit card. He was charged Thursday (March 27) with fraudulent use of a credit card, second-degree identity theft, second-degree theft and unauthorized possession of personal information.

He is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance.

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