A woman with a criminal history of scamming the elderly was arrested Friday after police said she stole credit cards from a woman in Mililani.
The woman, 38, working with a 38-year-old male accomplice, entered a 68-year-old woman’s home about 5 p.m. April 4, and took two credit cards while the man distracted the victim, police said. The female suspect then allegedly used the cards at various stores.
Police arrested the pair about 10 a.m. Friday at a Waikiki hotel where they were living. The man was arrested for investigation of burglary and the woman was arrested on suspicion of multiple offenses, including burglary, theft, identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, and unauthorized possession of confidential personal information.
In 2012, the female suspect scammed a 73-year-old Pauoa man out of $22,000; she later served a year in jail for theft. A Honolulu prosecutor said in 2013 that the woman and a female accomplice convinced the victim that the accomplice needed money for surgery for stomach cancer.
In California, the woman and an accomplice persuaded a 77-year-old man to give them a car and credit in his name, which they used to buy $28,000 in jewelry. The two women in that case were each sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to repay their victim.