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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Big Island man faces theft charges

Advertiser Staff

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Hawai'i County Police Department

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Big Island police said a Kamuela man is in police custody on theft and identity theft charges.

On Sept. 7, a 23-year-old Kamuela woman reported losing her wallet. Police said after the wallet was lost, an unknown person began using her bank card to remove cash from her account.

A police investigation led to a suspect. On Dec. 19, South Kohala patrol officers arrested 27-year-old Dustin Lewis of Kamuela. Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged him with second-degree identity theft, second-degree theft and fourth-degree theft.

He is being held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $16,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.