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Hilo Woman Charged with Felony for Stealing Fruit

May 13, 2015, 4:49 PM HST
* Updated May 13, 4:51 PM
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A 49-year-old Hilo woman is facing a felony charge after reportedly trying to steal fruit at a lychee orchard.

On Wednesday morning, May 13, Puna police responded to call on Railroad Avenue in Kea‘au from a 60-year-old man who encountered a woman on his property harvesting lychee fruit without permission.

The woman, Andrarene Grammer, was arrested and police recovered 40 pounds of fruit valued at $180.  She was taken to the Hilo Police cellblock and later charged with a C felony of second-degree theft.

Grammer’s bail was set at $10,000 and her initial court appearance has been scheduled for Thursday, May 14.

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