Repeat offender nets five years in theft of credit cards at hotel

WAILUKU – A five-year prison term was ordered earlier this month for a Lahaina man implicated in the theft of credit cards during the burglary of a Kaanapali hotel room last year.

Because he is a repeat offender, Marlie Boy Viloria Jr., 27, was ordered to serve at least one year and eight months of the term before being eligible for parole.

Viloria had pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of second-degree burglary, as well as fraudulent use of a credit card and four counts of theft of a credit card.

He was arrested after the burglary victim tracked his stolen iPhone to a residence on Kaakepa Street in Lahaina, police said. Viloria used one of the stolen credit cards, police said.

Defense attorney Michelle Drewyer said Viloria’s convictions were a result of his drug addiction.

Because of Viloria’s second-degree theft conviction in a 2010 case, he wasn’t eligible for probation, said 2nd Circuit Judge Richard Bissen.

Viloria was sentenced Jan. 18. According to the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, Viloria has 15 prior criminal convictions.