A 51-year-old Honolulu police officer pleaded not guilty at Circuit Court today to charges of theft and identity theft.
Khanh Le appeared at his arraignment today before Judge Clarence Pacarro on charges of second-degree theft, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, third-degree identity theft, second-degree forgery, fraudulent use of a credit card and credit card theft.
Le’s attorney, Myron Takemoto, pleaded not guilty on Le’s behalf. Takemoto declined to comment on the case at this time.
His trial is set for the week of May 15. Le remains free after posting $30,000 bail.
Police arrested Le Friday after he allegedly obtained items “by deception” at the Navy Exchange at Pearl Harbor. The items were valued at more than $750, according to a court document.
Le, a 12-year veteran of the police department assigned to the Waikiki police station, has been placed on leave without pay.