Police arrest employee
for alleged scam at gym
The man purportedly
used club files with member
information to get credit cards
A 23-year-old employee of a Honolulu health club has been arrested for allegedly taking personal information about club members and using it to apply for more than a dozen credit cards, police said.
Honolulu police said the man had access to the computer files of the club, which they declined to name.
After obtaining the members' personal information, he used a nonwork computer to apply for the credit cards, according to police.
"He applied for about 17 credit cards," said police Lt. Pat Tomasu. "However, he did not make purchases with them. We made the arrest based on the line of credit he established using all of the victims' personal information."
Tomasu said the case began in April and that the suspect had the credit cards sent to his workplace. One card was intercepted by the suspect's manager, who contacted police.
Tomasu said the suspect was arrested on Friday for several offenses, including theft, identity theft and unauthorized use of a computer. The suspect was released pending an investigation.