Woman arrested for stolen checkbook


A 23-year-old Waimea woman has been charged with eight felonies in connection with a stolen checkbook.

The victim, a 58-year-old Holualoa woman, reported on April 7 that a new checkbook from her bank had been stolen. Police investigation determined that some of the checks were later forged and cashed.

The suspect, Josephine Miranda, was arrested Monday at a bank in Kealakekua, where she had unsuccessfully attempted to cash another forged check from the stolen checkbook, police said.

On Tuesday, Miranda was charged with two counts each of theft, identity theft, forgery and unauthorized possession of personal information.

Miranda’s bail was set at $22,000 and she was scheduled for her initial court appearance on Wednesday.

 

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