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Alert bank employee helps catch suspected check thief

By Star-Advertiser staff


A 26-year-old man was in police custody today after trying to cash a forged check at a bank in Kapolei.

Police said a bank employee noticed the check the man tried to cash looked suspicious.

The employee told her supervisor. The bank then called the account holder, who told them the check was issued to a company and not the man. 

Bank employees called police, and officers arrested the man near the Bank of Hawaii at 4480 Kapolei Parkway Friday morning for investigation of second-degree forgery, attempted theft, identity theft, unauthorized possession of personal information, and an outstanding arrest warrant.

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ejkorvette wrote:
Great Job for all that reported the suspicious activity. Let's extend this same policy to our streets, neighborhood, and all walks of Life on the Isles. If you See Something, Say Something, and Do Something!! Get Involved and Stay involved!! Our Small and Precious Island, unlike the Mainland, can be greatly affected by the smallest Abnormality, so we need to Stay Proactive Always and in All Ways. Mahalo and Aloha Forever. Big E/Soundview
on July 14,2012 | 04:38PM
808Cindy wrote:
Thank you for getting involved!
on July 15,2012 | 08:03AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
I know a person who went to the Waiakamilo branch of Bank of Hawaii who discovered that a thief took out a substantial amount of money simply with a fake id. He had no bank card or even knowledge of the bank account number. The teller simply gave the thief the money. The supervisor there told him that she could not expect her tellers to follow the procedures ALL the time. Yes, that was her response. Because of that response he closed his accounts and left that bank. The teller did not even apologize to him for his big mistake. The police officer investigating the theft was surprised that the teller gave the thief the money simply with a fake id. What is most amazing is that the signature did not even match the account holder's signature. If you have an account at this branch, be sure to monitor your accounts carefully because the supervisor here does not expect her tellers to follow the procedures ALL the time.
on July 15,2012 | 09:36AM
kimpira wrote:
WOT??!!?? The teller needs more training and the supervisor needs to be fired. I hope this is not the norm at other branches of BOH.
on July 15,2012 | 09:44AM
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