Honolulu Star-Advertiser victim of thieves, customer accounts stolen

Honolulu Star-Advertiser victim of thieves, customer accounts stolen
Published: Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:36 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - 30-year old Sadie Groy hid behind the passenger seat of a Honolulu Police squad car last week as she was arrested.

She tried to hide again as she left court Thursday.

Groy is charged with 20 counts related to credit card fraud and identity theft.

Earlier this week, 54-year old Tori Samiere was also arrested and charged.

Police sources say the two women are part of a large theft ring that has targeted subscribers of the Star Advertiser.

The paper's storage unit was burglarized and at least one banker box was taken.  The box contained account information for hundreds of customers.

Police say the information was used to make fake credit cards.

Surveillance videos from various stores show the two women allegedly trying to use the counterfeits.

There are about a dozen victims so far, but there could be many more.

No one has been arrested for the burglary of the storage unit.

The Star Advertiser says they just found out about the security breach Wednesday and are working with Honolulu Police to determine the scope of the crime.

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