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Woman accused of shoplifting

Police have charged a Captain Cook woman with felony theft for a shoplifting incident in October.

On Oct. 29, a man and a woman entered a clothing store in Kainaliu and took items of clothing valued at more than $1,000 without paying for them.

After viewing the store’s surveillance video, police were able to identify the suspects.

On Sunday, the woman, 29-year-old Cassandra Lynn Ellis of Captain Cook, was arrested and taken to the Kona police cellblock. She was charged Monday morning with second-degree theft, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years imprisonment. Her bail was set at $10,000.

Ellis remained at the cellblock pending her initial court appearance scheduled for today.


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