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.