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Honolulu man receives 57 month prison sentence for bogus Stevie Wonder concert for UH

U.S. District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi sentenced Marc Hubbard, age 50, to 57 months in prison today for defrauding the University of Hawaii in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343. Hubbard pled guilty to the offense on October 4, 2016.

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Police are searching for a credit card fraud suspect

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in a fraudulent use of a credit card case that occurred on December 4. Police ask anyone who knows his identity to call Officer Michael Santos at 961-2213 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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Governor signs bill increasing mortgage rescue fraud protection

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed House Bill 2275 (Act 26), a measure to increase the protection of distressed homeowners against predatory mortgage rescue fraud. Act 26 expands the definition of “distressed property consultant” to anyone who represents or assists those who provide distressed property consultant services for an advance fee. It also clarifies […]

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Police charge Kona woman in credit card fraud case

On January 8, 2014 a 37-year-old Kealakekua man reported to police that his wallet had been stolen and that several unauthorized transactions were conducted with the victim’s credit card that was in the wallet. Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation and identified a suspect in the case.

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Hilo man charged with burglary, theft, fraud, forgery, firearms violations and promoting drugs

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 53-year-old former Hilo man with various offenses stemming from crimes that allegedly occurred on both sides of the island. At 12:33 a.m. Thursday (March 19), Kona patrol officers responded to a nuisance call at Honokōhau Boat Harbor and made contact with Christopher Brian Perkins, who was seated in a […]

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Police warn public about imposters posing as officials

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is informing the public of suspicious behavior, involving persons impersonating a county employee from the tax office. It was reported that a female party in a white unmarked vehicle explained that she was a contract hire for the county tax office, checking on properties for tax purposes. When she was asked […]

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State kicks off foreclosure, fraud info campaigns

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has launched a public campaign designed to inform Hawaii homeowners of the options they have to avoid possible foreclosure and fraud. The campaign began this week on television and radio across the state. It will also be seen in print at locations such as TheBus. “There […]

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Identity of woman sought in Hilo credit card fraud

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.

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Pahoa woman sentenced for child care subsidy fraud

Pahoa woman sentenced for child care subsidy fraud

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Y. Iboshi has announced: On March 5, 2012, Third Circuit Court Judge Greg K. Nakamura granted the request by Pahoa resident Sharon Dupree, 31, to defer her no contest plea to one count of theft in the second degree and sentenced her to five years of supervision for that offense. […]

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The Honolulu FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying residents of Hawaii who may have been defrauded by a Missouri-based company doing business as 1st Financial Resource LLC and 1st Federal Resource LLC. The company claimed to have been operating a foreclosure abatement program demanding advance fees of $2,000 to $5,000 from Hawaii residents who had fallen behind on their mortgage payments.

FBI seeking those who may have been defrauded by Missouri-based company

The Honolulu FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying residents of Hawaii who may have been defrauded by a Missouri-based company doing business as 1st Financial Resource LLC and 1st Federal Resource LLC. The company claimed to have been operating a foreclosure abatement program demanding advance fees of $2,000 to $5,000 from Hawaii residents […]

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Last fall, two brothers from Bulgaria were charged in U.S. federal court in New York with using stolen bank account information to defraud two banks of more than $1 million.

Their scheme involved installing surreptitious surveillance equipment on New York City ATMs that allowed them to record customers’ account information and PINs, create their own bank cards, and steal from customer accounts. What these two did is called “ATM skimming”.

FBI asks public to beware of ATM ‘skimmers’

Last fall, two brothers from Bulgaria were charged in U.S. federal court in New York with using stolen bank account information to defraud two banks of more than $1 million. Their scheme involved installing surreptitious surveillance equipment on New York City ATMs that allowed them to record customers’ account information and PINs, create their own […]

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Prosecuting Attorney Jay T. Kimura announced today that on December 15, 2010, Third Circuit Court Judge Greg K. Nakamura rejected the request by Hilo resident Justin Kaaihue, 22, to defer his plea of guilty to attempted theft in the second degree and sentenced him for that offense.

Hilo man sentenced for insurance fraud

Prosecuting Attorney Jay T. Kimura announced today that on December 15, 2010, Third Circuit Court Judge Greg K. Nakamura rejected the request by Hilo resident Justin Kaaihue, 22, to defer his plea of guilty to attempted theft in the second degree and sentenced him for that offense.

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Pahoa woman charged with financial crimes

Pahoa woman charged with financial crimes

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island police have charged a 40-year-old Pahoa woman with 22 financial crimes. A Hilo woman reported Nov. 11 that she lost her wallet in the downtown Hilo area. It was later learned that an unknown suspect used several of the victim’s credit cards to transact numerous unauthorized charges. Police identified the suspect […]

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Hawaiian issues consumer fraud alert

Hawaiian issues consumer fraud alert

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines has issued a warning to consumers not to buy vouchers after finding cases of tickets purchased with stolen credit card information and resold to unsuspecting travelers. “We want to alert consumers to this scam because we’ve become aware of someone selling travel vouchers and using other people’s credit card information to […]

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