Kahee charged with forgery


Big Island police have charged a 32-year-old Keaau woman with six offenses in connection with various financial crimes that allegedly occurred in Hilo.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, Area I Criminal Investigations Section detectives, after conferring with prosecutors, charged Levon Keala Kahee with two counts of second-degree forgery, one count of second-degree theft, one count of second-degree attempted theft and two counts of second-degree identity theft. Her bail was set at $90,000.

Kahee was also arrested for an unrelated bench warrant for contempt of court. She was being held at the Hilo police cell block pending her initial court appearance today, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

At approximately 5 p.m. Friday, police responded to a check cashing business on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo after receiving information that Kahee had allegedly attempted to cash a check stolen from a residential mailbox in the Leilani Estates subdivision in Puna.

Police also determined Kahee had also allegedly cashed another stolen check at the same business on a previous date.