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HPD Charges Man With Theft, Forgery

October 7, 2019, 6:10 PM HST
* Updated October 7, 5:54 PM
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Isamu Tamari Lopez. PC: HPD

The Hawaiʻi Police Department arrested and charged 42-year old Isamu Tamari Lopez of Hawaiian Beaches following an incident at a bank.

Police received a report from a female victim who previously had her purse stolen that a male suspect was trying to cash a personal check at a Hilo bank.

The victim was alerted to the activity by the bank when the teller that was assisting the male suspect attempting to cash the check recognized that he seemed odd, a police report said. The victim relayed that her purse had recently been stolen and that in the purse were personal checks.

The male suspect fled the scene before police arrived, but evidence was captured and recovered that led investigators to Lopez as a suspect in the case. Lopez was later arrested by police on Sept. 25, 2019.

Lopez was charged with theft, identity theft, unauthorized possession of personal confidential information and forgery. He was held on $3,800 bail.

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