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Thief takes $50,000 from Nuuanu Buddhist temple

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:12 p.m. HST, Apr 11, 2013

The recent theft of $50,000 from the Chinese Buddhist Association of Hawaii in Nuuanu appears to be the work of a serial thief who has stolen several times from another temple in Honolulu, temple members say.

“Somehow, he has to be stopped,” said Jeanne Lum, association president.

A man pretending to help workers in preparation for the temple’s 60th anniversary went through belongings of seven visiting monks from China and stole a total of $50,000 Tuesday, she said. The man’s identity is unknown.

Honolulu police are investigating.

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false wrote:
A part of the story repeats.
on April 11,2013 | 06:23PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
I saw this on an episode of Kung Fu. It didn't end well for the thief.
on April 11,2013 | 06:46PM
busthalfnut wrote:
Sad, but leaves me wondering why 7 monks have that much money.
on April 11,2013 | 06:51PM
sak wrote:
Karma is Karma, and he will get his just rewards in hell on earth.
on April 11,2013 | 07:18PM
olos73 wrote:
Their bags were left in the library of the temple unattended. Shouldn't that much money be locked up in a safe?
on April 11,2013 | 07:18PM
scooters wrote:
Just another local scum b@g whom we'll discover once he's caught that he has a very long rap sheet and has been left out of prison too many times.
on April 11,2013 | 08:14PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Typical for the Nuuanu, Makiki, Manoa, Papakolea areas
on April 11,2013 | 10:06PM
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