Hanalei man pleads no contest in numerous felony cases

Kyle Matsumoto
Kyle Matsumoto

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - By: Jon Rombaoa

Hanalei resident, Kyle Matsumoto, 37, pled no contest to four separate felony cases Tuesday in front of the Honorable Judge Kathleen Watanabe.

This isn't the first time Matsumoto pled no contest in a courtroom.  Recently, Matsumoto pled no contest to two other felonies on June 5 and made the same plea to three other class B felonies including Burglary in the First Degree and two counts of Identity Theft in the Second Degree.

The list goes on even more as he previously pled to two misdemeanors and 15 Class C felonies that include three counts of Unauthorized Entry Into Motor Vehicle in the First Degree, four counts of Theft in the Second Degree, one count of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Third Degree, one count of Credit Card Theft, one count of Unauthorized possession of Confidential Personal Information, two counts of Fraudulent Use of Credit Card, one count of Credit Card Forgery and two counts of Identity Theft in the Second Degree.

Matsumoto is currently being held at KCCC in lieu of $445,000 bail and could face an extended term of imprisonment in excess of 100 years. The State has agreed to ask for concurrent 10 year prison terms.

Sentencing for Matsumoto's six most recent cases is scheduled for October 1 and 9 A.M.

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