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VIPD Catches Man Who Allegedly Tried To Cash $1,200 Forged Check Stolen From Elderly Woman

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      ARRESTED: Malacoy Francis

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 21-year-old St. Thomas man is in the custody of authorities today after he allegedly tried to cash a forged check for $1,200 that he had stolen from an elderly woman’s checkbook, according to police.

Police said that Malacoy Francis was arrested about 4:20 p.m. on Monday and charged with Forgery and Possession of Stolen Property.

Ms. Vasquez, who is a 74-year-old senior citizen, reported to Banco Popular that three of her checks had been stolen from her home, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

On Monday, Malacoy Francis presented a stolen check for $1,200 to the bank, according to the VIPD.  Police said that he forged her signature and attempted to cash the check.

The Economic Crime Unit was called to investigate the matter at Banco Popular located in Fort Mylner, police said.

Francis was placed under arrest for Forgery, after he admitted to the officers that he had forged Ms. Vasquez’ signature on the check.

Bail for Malacoy Francis was set at $10,000.00. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

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    Banco Popular on St. Thomas

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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