Help sought in finding woman charged in theft

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Honolulu police and CrimeStoppers are asking for the public’s help in finding a former pharmacy technician charged with stealing medical supplies.

Stacie-Lynn K. Pihana, 47, was indicted in 2017 for allegedly stealing $700,000 worth of diabetic test strips from the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.

Health officials discovered a discrepancy between the purchase history of the test strips and the actual inventory.

An audit revealed that Pihana ordered large amounts of test strips, removed them from the inventory and sold them, police said.

Pihana is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

She is wanted on a $250,000 warrant and charged with first-degree theft.

Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or send anonymous tips online at honolulucrimestoppers.org.

2 people charged with kidnapping in Puna

Two people were charged Friday after they allegedly kidnapped a woman in Puna.

Nikki Nasario, 26, and Joshua Sosa, 25, also were charged with second-­degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening. Bail has been set at $25,000 each.

Nasario and Sosa are scheduled to make their initial court appearances at District Court on Monday. They remain in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center on unrelated charges.

The other kidnapping suspects, Paul Alisa, 34, and Claude Carvalho Jr., 32, were released pending investigation.

Police said a 31-year-old woman staying at a Hee Street home in Hawaiian Beaches was struck in the face with a tire iron and forced by gunpoint into the trunk of a Toyota sedan.

The suspects fled with the victim.

Police said the victim was found at the Hee Street residence later that afternoon. Paramedics transported her to a hospital, where she was treated and released for her injuries.

Police arrested Nasario and Sosa on Wednesday following a traffic stop on Highway 130 near Ainaloa Boulevard in Pahoa.


Source: 911 in the 808