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Pahoa woman charged with financial crimes


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 as Tawnya-Lee Domingo of Nanawale and arrested her Monday (Dec. 13.)

On Tuesday, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged her with five counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, three counts of third-degree theft, three counts of third-degree identity theft, five counts of second-degree theft, four counts of second-degree identity theft and two counts of theft and/or forgery of a credit card. Her bail was set at $253,000.

She was being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 15).

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