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Engineer with State Dept. of Transportation accused of stealing from elderly

Rodney Tominaga Rodney Tominaga
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

62-year old Rodney Tominaga is an engineer with the State Department of Transportation.

But he is now an accused thief for allegedly trying to steal tens of thousands of dollars from elderly women.

Tominaga is suspected of being part of a phone scam. Court documents say one of his victims is a 90-year old woman on the mainland.

Police sources say there is at least one other victim in Hawaii. Tominaga was arrested but not charged in that second case.

The elderly victims were called and told they had won millions, but first needed to send some money.  Police say the money was sent to him.

We found the state engineer at his home after his court appearance Monday, but he said he could not talk to us without his attorney, Sam King.

"Right now, Sam said don't talk to nobody, so I won't," he told us.

Monday's hearing was continued.

Tominaga is out on bail.  He's been with the Department of Transportation for 17 years, but the agency could not provide with any more details on his status.

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