Puna man charged with forgery, theft and other offenses

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KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police have arrested and charged 42-year old Isamu Tamari Lopez of Hawaiian Beaches following an incident at a bank.

Police received a report from a woman, who previously had her purse stolen, that a man was trying to cash a personal check at a Hilo bank.

The victim was alerted to the activity by the bank when the teller who was assisting the man attempting to cash the check and recognized that he seemed odd. The victim related 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 being the suspect in the case. Lopez was later arrested by police on Sept. 25.

Lopez was charged with theft, identity theft, unauthorized possession of personal confidential information, and forgery. Bail was set at $3,800.

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