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Woman arrested for Home Depot theft

WAILUKU — A woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting from Home Depot last year.

Leilani Reyes, 33, of Kula was charged with second-degree theft and habitual property crime. The theft of merchandise valued at more than $750 occurred Feb. 28, according to a complaint filed against Reyes.

During her initial appearance Thursday in Wailuku District Court, Deputy Prosecutor Jeffery Temas asked for bail to remain at $1,000 for Reyes.

He said she has 11 convictions, including two for felony offenses.

If convicted, she could face a mandatory prison term as a repeat offender, Temas said.

He said Reyes was placed on felony probation in July 2020 for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

Reyes asked to be released on supervision. She provides for her 13-year-old daughter whom she was recently reunited with, said Deputy Public Defender William Pannell. He said Reyes owns a small business making clothing and masks.

Judge Chris Dunn kept bail at $1,000. He ordered Reyes to stay away from Home Depot and its employees. She also was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs and to report for random drug testing.

Police records show Reyes also was arrested on a $50,000 warrant for allegedly violating her probation.

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