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Big Island police arrest 2 for credit card fraud

July 31, 2014 - 12:05pm

Hawaii Island police have arrested two people wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card and the remaining two others are still being sought.

Colvin Gaspar, 22, of Kailua-Kona was arrested in Kailua-Kona at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with four counts of violating probation and four counts of contempt of court, with bail set at $300,000. He was also arrested on suspicion of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation of those offenses, according to the Hawaii

Theodore “Kahui” Casuga, 39, of Kailua-Kona, who was arrested Tuesday morning in Kailua-Kona, was charged at 10:10 a.m. today with first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting an order to stop, reckless driving, driving without a license, promoting a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and two counts of violating probation. His bail was set at $33,000. The terroristic threatening and driving charges are for an incident Friday, when Casuga drove his vehicle toward an officer on foot who was attempting to arrest him, refused to stop and drove away recklessly. The officer had to move quickly to avoid being hit, police said.

Police continue to investigate additional offenses against Casuga for theft and credit card fraud.

Two other people are still wanted in connection with this investigation. Luke Kaniaupia, 21, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-6, weighing 165 pounds, and having black hair and brown eyes. Leilani Parent, 26, of Kailua-Kona is described as 5-foot-5, weighing 140 pounds, and having brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either of these individuals should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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