A Kapa‘a man will stand trial next month on one count of first-degree theft and 105 counts of second-degree forgery, all allegedly perpetrated against a single local business over a span of more than two years.
Lincoln Robert Hueston, 55, was arrested on July 14, according to Kaua‘i Police Department records, and entered a not guilty plea the following day, according to 5th Circuit Court records.
Count 1 of a 40-page felony indictment filed June 25 says that Hueston did “obtain or exert unauthorized control over the property of William King and/or King Marine Incorporated and its subsidiary King Marine Communications, Inc.”
First-degree theft, a B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, requires that the value of stolen property or services exceeds $20,000.
Counts 2 through 106 of the indictment claim that Hueston, “with intent to defraud, did falsely make, complete, endorse or alter a written instrument or did utter a forged instrument.”
Each forgery count specified a separate date, spaced out roughly every week from March 2005 through October 2007, and a specific King Marine Communications, Inc. check number.
Second-degree forgery is a C felony punishable by up to five years in prison per count.
All told, Hueston could face up to 535 years in jail if convicted of all counts.
King Marine, Inc. is a nationwide marine hardware company, according to its Web site. Its local outlet, King Marine Communications, Inc., is located on Papaloa Road in Kapa‘a.
A phone message left for King Marine Communications, Inc. was not returned as of press time.
Hueston’s bail was set at $100,000. The trial is scheduled for Aug. 25.