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Suspect in thefts extradited to Kauai


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POSTED: Friday, July 17, 2009

Kauai police and the FBI extradited a 35-year-old man who allegedly stole thousands of dollars from two Kauai gas stations.

Eric Bailey, a former Chevron gas station manager, was served two arrest warrants in Sonoma, Calif., and was returned to Kauai last Friday, according to a county news release.

Bailey was indicted on first- and second-degree theft, involving more than $23,000 in cash and falsifying 104 business records. He was being held in lieu of $60,000 at the Kauai Community Correctional Center.

The investigation showed two other station managers allegedly took part in the theft.

Christopher Bonds allegedly stole more than $34,000 in cash and falsified 52 business records.

He was arrested in Ohio and his bail is set at $50,000. He is awaiting extradition.

Gail Vinhaca was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $34,000 in cash and falsifying 270 business records. She was in custody at KCCC, unable to post $6,000 bail.

June Gaines, an assistant manager, was arrested and charged with theft of more than $12,000 and falsifying business records. She was released after posting $60,000 bail.