Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for numerous instances of fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of more than $1,700 in Hilo, Waimea and Pāhoa.
The suspect is described as a local or Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5-foot-9, bald with a goatee, and tattoos on his neck and left arm. Police ask that anyone with information on his identity or his whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
Merchants are reminded to follow proper protocol when making credit card transactions and to be especially cautious when processing large purchases—especially if the credit card doesn’t swipe properly. When in doubt, check with the credit card company.