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VIPD: St. Croix’s Jahmar Frederick Arrested on Check Forgery, Weapons Charges

    ARRESTED: Jahmar Frederick

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man has been arrested after police said that he forged signatures in order to cash checks.

Jahmar Frederick, 23, of Estate St. John has been charged with several forgery-related charges after a detectives with the Economic Crime Unit determined after a month-long investigation that he was the person who had been “passing forged bills or notes.”

Detectives allege that Frederick committed the crime of passing forged bills by cashing several counterfeit checks, created with local businesses accurate account information, with forged signatures, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

On March 10, 2017, about 3:09 p.m., police detectives from the VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit along with members of the Special Operations Bureau executed an arrest warrant and a search warrant in Estate St. John, according to the VIPD.

Frederick was arrested then and charged with Obtaining Money by False Pretense, Forgery, Passing Forged Bills or Notes, Grand Larceny, Identity Theft, Unauthorized Possession of a firearm and unauthorized Possession of ammunition, police said.

   MUG SHOT: Jahmar Frederick

Upon execution of the Search Warrant a black handgun XD-40 was found and confiscated, according to police.

Bail was set at $75,000 as per chart. Unable to post bail, Frederick was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

If you have any information on crime in the territory call the VIPD, at (340)778-2211; on St Croix , (340) 774-2211 on St Thomas  you can also contact Crimestoppers VI at 1(800)222-8477 or 911.

WEAPONS AND AMMUNITIONS CACHE: Thorough, professional Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) detectives with the Economic Crime Unit also confiscated this XD-40 handgun and the ammunition that goes with it.

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John McCarthy

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

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