2 men charged with theft for allegedly stealing bags of fruit from Hawaii farm

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Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 5:20 AM HST|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 3:34 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island police arrested two men for allegedly stealing about $260 worth of fruit from a farm in Papaikou.

Authorities said Jan Loren Aguinaldo, 32, and Levin Padilla-Pelanca, 34, have been charged after they allegedly took multiple bags of mangosteen Sunday morning.

Officials said the two were charged with second-degree theft. Padilla-Pelanca was also charged with promoting a dangerous drug.

Aguinaldo’s bail was set at $5,000 while Padilla-Pelanca’s total bail was set at $4,000.

Theft of agricultural products worth more than $100 or weighing more than 25 pounds is a felony, holding a possibility of up to five years in prison.

Meanwhile, police reminded agricultural vendors that a certificate of ownership and movement is required whenever purchasing large amounts of agricultural products.

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