Three people were charged Wednesday after selling stolen Maui Bus passes online for half the cost, the Maui Police Department said.
A Maui County Department of Transportation employee reported to police that an unknown individual was selling the passes online for $2. A daily pass normally costs $4, according to the county website.
Maui Police arranged to meet the seller at the Queen Kaahumanu Center on Wednesday around 11:45 a.m. A plainclothes officer purchased the passes and then arrested the suspect, 23-year-old Cole Santiago of Wailuku.
Further investigation revealed two more suspects involved in the sale of the stolen passes. Mikhail H. Honokaupu, 23, of Waiehu, and Anthony Davis, 53, of Wailuku were also arrested and charged for third-degree theft.
Officers recovered 31 passes, valued at $124 total.
Bail was set at $200. The suspects were released on bail.