Police looking for credit card fraud sustect


Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted for fraudulent credit card use in Hilo.

The card was used in at least two locations for charges totaling approximately $250. The woman is described as “local” with a large build and possibly in her 50s, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Anyone with information on her identity or whereabouts should call the Police Department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Police also reminded merchants to follow proper protocol when making credit card transactions and to be especially cautious when processing large purchases, especially if the credit card doesn’t swipe properly. When in doubt, check the credit card company.