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May 28, 2020

State Monitoring for Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is warning consumers about attempts made by criminals to file imposter claims in order to receive unemployment benefits.
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April 22, 2020

Scam Alert: Hawai‘i Sheriff Impersonators, Phone Text Extortion

On Monday, an individual called the Sheriff Division to report that he was contacted via text by someone claiming to be a “Sergeant Anderson” with the Sheriff Division Internet Crimes Task Force. According to the report, the impersonator stated that the man would be arrested for inappropriate internet use unless he paid an undisclosed amount of money.
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July 19, 2019

South Maui Doctor Charged with Medicare Fraud

A South Maui doctor has been charged with two counts of healthcare fraud and one count of "Acquiring or Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation, Fraud, Forgery, Deception, and Subterfuge"
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September 17, 2018

Maui Police to Host “Beating Scammers” Presentation

The presentation will be offered on two different dates: Monday, Sept. 24 at the Kīhei Community Center; and Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Wailuku Community Center.  Both presentations will be held at 5 p.m.
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August 13, 2018

Fraud Scheme Imitates State Procurement Process

The state DCCA is warning businesses of a fraud scheme in which individuals impersonating state officials have attempted to make large purchases via e-mails.
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July 12, 2017

Bookkeeper Sentenced for Embezzlement Against Maui Surfer

A bookkeeper was sentenced to 35 months in prison for her role in an embezzlement scheme that bilked Maui professional surfer, Clay Marzo and his mother out of
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April 27, 2017

Former Kickboxing Champion, Alexio, Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

Alexio, a former world kickboxing champion who also starred in the movie “Kickboxer,” was sentenced for tax fraud, money laundering, and commercial fraud.
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September 30, 2016

Haʻikū Man Sentenced to 8.5 Years for Defrauding Indian Community

54-year-old Bart Wayne Volen, who is a resident of San Diego, California and Haʻikū, Maui, was sentenced to eight and a half years in jail for defrauding the United Auburn Indian Community located north of Sacramento, conspiring to launder money and filing a false tax return.
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October 19, 2011

Maui Contractor Sentenced for State Tax Fraud

On Monday, Second Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo sentenced Paul Yokoyama and his spouse, Tanya Yokoyama for failing to file tax returns, filing false tax returns as well as tampering with a government record and theft.
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August 22, 2011

Hirono Hosts Fraud, Foreclosure Education Seminar

With homeowners struggling to protect themselves against foreclosure and fraud prevention, Congresswoman Mazie Hirono has organized a free event August 27 to help educate the public about helpful resources available in Hawaii and on Maui.
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March 16, 2011

Two Maui Businesses Among 2011 Better Business Bureau Award Finalists

Aloha Air Cargo and Prudential Locations are among finalist for Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau’s Annual Torch Awards, which honors trustworthiness in business.
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January 27, 2009

List of 21 Most Wanted Fugitives Released

The U.S. Marshals Service has released a list of 21 fugitives in Hawaiʻi, wanted for crimes ranging from sex assault to drug violations and fraud.  Among those on the list is 47-year-old Frank Lefrandt Jr., who jumped bail before a 10-year prison term was set to start.  Lefrandt pleaded guilty to the sex assault of... Read more »
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