US: Oahu man used $1.2M in fake checks to try to post bail

This undated photo provided by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety shows Samuela Tuikolongahau Jr. U.S. authorities said, Tuikolongahau used counterfeit checks to try to bail out three people from a Hawaii jail. Tuikolongahau walked into First Circuit court in downtown Honolulu in December 2020 and presented three bank checks for $760,000, $400,000 and $50,000 to post bail for three people being held at Oahu Community Correctional Center, according to a U.S. Secret Service affidavit filed in court. (Hawaii Department of Public Safety via AP)

HONOLULU — An Oahu man accused of using counterfeit bank checks totaling $1.2 million to try to bail three people out of a jail has been arrested and ordered held without bail, according to court records.