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Kona Man Facing Slew of Theft Charges For Stolen Car, Credit Cards

April 11, 2022, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated April 11, 10:51 AM
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William Holbron-Kealoha

A 37-year-old Kona man is facing nine charges related to vehicle and credit card thefts.

William Holbron-Kealoha was charged for stealing a Dodge Charger and Hyundai Elantra, originally reported stolen on April 8, as well as for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle at Kekaha Kai State Park and several unauthorized credit card transactions at the Queens’ Marketplace, all of which took place on April 4.

Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen’s office stated in a news release Monday, April 11 that Holbron-Kealoha is a repeat felony offender with prior convictions for kidnapping and second-degree robbery.

He was charged with nine offenses for the recent incidents, including theft, identity theft, unlawful entry and promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree. If convicted, Holbron-Kealoha faces sentencing to a mandatory prison term based on his prior felony convictions, the office stated.

Holbron-Kealoha is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Kona District Court on
Monday. He remains in custody in lieu of $95,250 bail.

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Last week, prosecutors charged 27-year-old Siekisiteni Fukofuka, Jr., also of Kona, as the
other responsible party in relation to the unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle incident at
Kekaha Kai State Park and unauthorized credit card transactions at the Queens’ Marketplace.
Fukofuka, remains in custody in lieu of $9,250 bail

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