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Kauai man charged with hundreds of felonies

Pohaku Matsuura Pohaku Matsuura

LIHUE (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hanamaulu man was charged with more than 200 felony offenses on Tuesday in a Kauai courtroom.

Pohaku Matsuura, 35, entered not guilty pleas to 224 counts, including one count of Burglary in the First Degree, three counts of Identity Theft in the Second Degree, two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, eight counts of Credit Card Theft and Forgery, and 179 counts of Unauthorized Possession of Confidential Personal Information.

Prosecutors say between July 29, 2011 and September 13, 2011, Matsuura stole confidential information from more than 100 individuals.

Prosecutors say Matsuura stole information from credit cards and checks from hotels, businesses, and vehicles.  Matsuura would then use the stolen information to make unauthorized purchases. 

Burglary in the First Degree and Identity Theft in the second Degree are classified as class B felony offenses, which carry a maximum fine of $25,000 and ten years imprisonment for each count. 

Forgery, Credit Card Theft and Unauthorized Possession of Confidential Personal Information are classified as class C felony offenses, which carry a maximum fine of $10,000 and five years imprisonment for each count.  

Matsuura's bail is set at $250,000.  He remains in custody awaiting his March 5, 2012 jury trial.

 

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