Prosecutor to Seek Life Sentence in Honolulu Identity Theft Case

A Honolulu grand jury has returned a 122-count indictment against a Kailua woman.

The charges against Susan Shaw include identity theft, forgery and money laundering. Her bail was set at $1 million.

Deputy City Prosecutor Christopher Van Marter said Tuesday that Shaw is accused of stealing some $160,000 from at least 11 victims from January 2008 through last month. The investigation is continuing.

Given the magnitude of the alleged scheme and the harm suffered by her victims, Van Marter said he will seek a life sentence for Shaw. He says she was convicted of felony theft in 1994.

Police arrested Shaw on Sunday at Honolulu International Airport when she returned from a trip.