HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Christina Garcia, 36, paid for a membership at the Costco in Iwilei using a forged check on August 10, 2005. She then walked around the store picking up items to purchase.
"While she was still in the store, the first check I guess was being processed through the manager, and found out that the account did not exist," said Kim Buffett of CrimeStoppers.
Officers arrested Garcia for attempted theft in the second degree. Six days later, while out on bail, she attempted to make a purchase at the Wal-Mart on Keeaumoku Street using a forged check.
"The owner of the check was notified and stated that she was expecting the checks in the mail and never received them," said Buffett.
Garcia had also changed the information on the victim's identification card.
"She totally completely altered the information on the drivers license. She put in her name and the picture but the birthday and social security number belonged to the person that lost the ID card," said Buffett.
Police booked Garcia for forgery, theft and identity theft. Then on January 1, 2007, she tried to buy items at the Foodland in the Market City Shopping Center with a counterfeit check and an altered drivers license. Officers busted her again.
"Placed her under arrest for forgery in the second degree, id theft, and unauthorized possession of confidential personal information," said Buffett.
Garcia is now wanted for three warrants totaling $11,000 for violating her probation.
"She frequents the Ewa Beach, Waimanalo areas and she does have 9 prior convictions," said Buffett. "ID thefts, forgeries, same kind of cases."
Garcia is described as 5'6" and 210 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 with your tips.
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