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Final defendant in major Oahu identity theft ring pleads guilty

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 01:46 p.m. HST, Oct 02, 2012



The last of 14 defendants in an identity theft ring that prosecutors say victimized hundreds of Oahu residents this morning pleaded guilty to 80 felony theft counts. 

The massive identify theft ring victimized 256 residents who lost $218,500 from May 1, 2010 to January 27, 2011.

According to the city Prosecutor’s Office, Pyong “Peter” Pak pleaded guilty without a plea agreement, and will be sentenced On Jan. 15 to 20-year prison terms on multiple Class A felony charges of identity theft in the first degree. Based on his prior record, he also faces a court-imposed mandatory minimum of 13 years and four months, the prosecutor’s office said in a press release.

The ring obtained personal information by breaking into vehicles, homes and places of work, stealing mail and rummaging through trash, the Prosecutor’s Office said. The information was used to create fake identification cards and counterfeit checks, and to apply for credit cards.

The other members of the ring convicted of identity theft-related charges, are:

>> Al Alvarez, sentenced to concurrent 10- and 5-year terms on 25 counts. 

>> Arnold Agtang, sentenced to concurrent 10- and 5-year terms on 47 counts.

>> Jefferson Ganado, sentenced to concurrent 10- and 5-year terms on 41 counts.

>> Randy Garcia, sentenced to concurrent 10- and 5-year terms on 106 counts.

>> Gerald N. Waialae III, sentenced to concurrent 10- and 5-year terms on 56 counts.

>> Randall Wallace, sentenced to concurrent 10- and 5-year terms on 8 counts.

>> Kimberly Nabarro, pending sentencing on 54 counts.

>> Christopher Cole, sentenced to 5 years probation, jail and restitution on 17 counts.

>> Rachel Taong-Parker, sentenced to 5 years probation, jail and restitution on 4 counts.

>> Walter Cascayan, sentenced to 5 years probation, jail and restitution on 4 counts.

>> Scott Brunson, sentenced to 5 years probation, jail and restitution on 17 counts.

>> Alana Eskildson, sentenced to 5 years probation, jail and restitution on 1 count.

>>Clyde Lee, sentenced to 5 years probation, jail and restitution on 1 count.





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