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Kauai man sentenced to 5 years for stealing father's credit card

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:17 a.m. HST, Oct 3, 2013

Kauai Circuit Judge Kathleen N.A. Watanabe Wednesday sentenced a 40-year-old Hanamaulu man to five years in prison for stealing  and using his father's credit card December to January.

On July 8, Matthew Madrid changed his plea from not guilty to no contest to unauthorized possession of confidential personal information and fraudulent use of a credit card.

In another case, Madrid pleaded no contest to promoting a dangerous drug. He is to be sentenced Nov. 14 in that case.

According to a Kauai County prosecutor's office news release, Madrid's father ordered a new credit card when he realized the first one had been stolen.

But Madrid stole the new card and continued making fraudulent purchases, the news release said. Madrid was identified using his father's card via surveillance footage at various businesses on Kauai.

Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar noted Madrid's history of 17 arrests as an adult.

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