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Police charge Kona woman in credit card fraud case


Kimi Keani Bento

Kimi Keani Bento

Detectives have charged a 23-year-old Honaunau woman for several offenses stemming from the fraudulent use of a stolen credit card.

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.

On March 31 (Monday) at 7:15 p.m. detectives arrested and charged Kimi Keani Bento with theft forgery of a credit card, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, four counts of forgery, four counts of identity theft, and five counts of theft.

Bail for Bento was set at $14,000. She was held at the Kona cellblock pending her initial court appearance scheduled for April 1 (Tuesday).

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