A retired Honolulu Police Department detective has joined the Prosecuting Attorney’s White Collar Crime Unit.
Chris Duque, one of the leading investigators of computer and internet crimes in Hawaii, will serve as primary investigator under Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Christopher T. Van Marter, chief of the White Collar Crime Unit.
“Cybercrimes are a major threat because they can involve anything from identity theft to financial fraud to harassment and child pornography,” Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro said. “Anyone can be a victim.”
Duque’s distinguished career in law enforcement includes 30 years with HPD. He headed HPD’s White Collar Crime Unit where he came to be recognized as an authority in computer forensics and cybercrime investigations. He also was instrumental in forming the Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
“Chris brings a wealth of expertise to this office and his hiring should send a message that we intend to investigate and prosecute cybercrimes to the fullest extent of the law,” Kaneshiro said.
Since his retirement from HPD, Duque has been active as an educational speaker and consultant on the topic of cybercrimes.