EDITOR’S NOTE: Elona Keanini has been arrested and this post has been updated.
Elona Keanini was arrested on July 1, 2017, at approximately 12:20 p.m., at 46-499 Old Kamehameha Highway.
“On August 2, 2016, the complainant was reconciling her checkbook when she noticed one of the checks written was to Keanini. After checking her checkbook she found that that was actually a check she had written to Costco to pay a bill and placed in her mailbox for the postal service to pick up. The detective assigned to the case went to the bank and found that Keanini produced [the victim’s] state ID, and cashed the check,” said Sgt. Kim Buffett of CrimeStoppers.
Keanini was wanted for a number of counts including forgery, theft, and identity theft, and had a $250,000 information charging warrant out for her arrest.
She has 34 prior convictions.