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‘King of the Fleecers’: Honolulu con man reveals his secrets

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1952

    Alex Sumida’s mug shot in 1952.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1968

    HPD Detective John Jardine wrote about Alex Sumida in his book, “Detective Jardine: Crimes in Honolulu.”

Alex Sumida was born in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1893 and moved to Hawaii island when he was 13. He admitted to stealing more than $2.6 million (in today’sdollars) from more than 50 individuals. Read more

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