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Police Nab Another Credit Card Fraud Suspect

July 31, 2014, 12:26 PM HST
* Updated July 31, 3:53 PM
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Hawaiʻi Island police arrested the second of four suspects wanted for alleged fraudulent use of a credit card.

Colvin Gaspar, 22, of Kailua-Kona was arrested in Kailua-Kona at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with four counts of violating probation and four counts of contempt of court. Bail was set at $300,000. Gaspar was also arrested on suspicion of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, and is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation of those offenses.

Theodore “Kahui” Casuga, 39, of Kailua-Kona, who was arrested Tuesday morning, July 29, in Kailua-Kona, was charged at 10:10 a.m. Thursday with first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting an order to stop, reckless driving, driving without a license, promoting a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and two counts of violating probation. Casuga’s bail was set at $33,000.

The terroristic threatening and driving charges stem from an incident on Friday, July 25, when Casuga drove his vehicle toward an officer on foot who was attempting to arrest him, refused to stop, and drove away recklessly, police said.

Police continue to investigate additional offenses against Casuga for theft and credit card fraud.

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Two other persons are still wanted in connection with the credit card fraud investigation:

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Luke Kaniaupia 21, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-6, 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Leilani Parent, 26, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-5, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police ask anyone with information on their whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line, 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number, 961-8300.

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