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VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit Arrests Jessica Hernandez After She Allegedly Stole A Debit Card And Used It Without Permission

ARRESTED: Jessica Hernandez

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police said that they arrested a St. Croix woman based on an Economic Crime Unit fraud investigation that began on Dec. 23, 2016.

Jessica Hernandez, 33, of Clifton Hill was arrested for “knowingly” stealing a Banco Popular debit card and making several unauthorized transactions without the permission of the actual cardholder, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

On March 23, 2017, about 10:55 a.m., detectives from the VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit executed an Arrest Warrant and Hernandez on charges of Obtaining Money by False Pretense, and Identity Theft.

Bail was set at $10,000 as per chart. Unable to post bail, Hernandez was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing at the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

To hear an audio reading by VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte of the police account of this crime please press play below:

Call the  Economic Crime Unit at (340) 773-2266 on STX on St. Thomas (340) 774-4629  or Crime stoppers at 1800 222 Tips or 911.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

1 Comment

  1. Big mouth ? Carol
    March 25, 2017 at 8:35 PM — Reply

    Mama’s heart must be torn! Why’d he do that!!! Omy

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