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Honolulu prosecutor says beware of thefts as IRS refund checks roll in

Dennis Brack

The Honolulu Prosecutor is warning taxpayers of possible check thefts as IRS refund checks roll in.

This comes as the prosecutor has charged a Honolulu man on multiple counts of forgery and attempted theft.

Calvin Militante allegedly attempted to cash an altered federal stimulus check. He is also accused of attempting to cash an altered child support check.

If found guilty, Militante can face up to five years in prison.

If you believe your refund check has been stolen, contact the police department or the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

The prosecutor’s office also recommends having future refunds deposited directly into your bank account.

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