A 38-year-old woman with a criminal history of scamming the elderly has been charged with stealing from an older Mililani woman.
Katy Sterio was charged Saturday night with unauthorized possession of confidential personal information and theft of a credit card. Her bail was set at $200,000.
Her alleged accomplice, Dino Costello, 38, was charged with theft of a credit card. His bail was set at $20,000.
Police said Sterio and Costello entered a 68-year-old woman’s home about 5 p.m. April 4, and Sterio took two credit cards while Costello distracted the victim. Sterio then allegedly used the cards at various stores.
Police arrested the pair about 10 a.m. Friday at a Waikiki hotel where they have been living.
In 2012, Sterio scammed a 73-year-old Pauoa man out of $22,000. She served a year in jail for theft and repaid the man.
A prosecutor in that case said Sterio convinced the man that she needed the money to pay for another woman’s stomach cancer surgery.
In California, Sterio and another woman persuaded a 77-year-old man in 2007 to give them a car and credit in his name, which they used to buy $28,000 in jewelry. Both women were sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to repay the victim.