HPD Asks for Help Identifying Counterfeiter

June 8, 2016, 10:19 AM HST (Updated June 8, 2016, 10:21 AM)

aHawaiʻi Island police are asking the public for help in identifying the person whose image was captured on surveillance cameras in connection with passing counterfeit money at a Hilo store.

On May 27, 2016, a man in his mid-40s purchased items from a Hilo Store using counterfeit money. The incident was captured on video surveillance cameras.

The man is described as Caucasian, 6-feet tall with a thin build and sandy brown hair. He walks with a noticeable limp and has a large oblong scar on one of his calves.

Police ask anyone who knows the identity of the person in the photo to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Joshua Gouveia at 961-2213.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.



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