BVI Regular Kevin Greaves Caught With $118,000 Cash In Two Dufflebags
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment on November 5 charging Kevin Greaves, 43, of St. Thomas, with bulk cash smuggling, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe.
Greaves was arrested on August 22 and was released on home confinement with electronic monitoring after posting a $25,000.00 cash bond pending trial. His arraignment and advice of rights on the indictment were scheduled to occur today.
According to the indictment and court documents, Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents were conducting surveillance in the East End area of St. John when they observed Greaves approach a vessel that had signaled its arrival from Tortola, BVI, to Greaves at an area overlooking Haulover Bay, St. John.
Greaves traveled from the lookout area to Haulover Bay, met with the occupants of the vessel, then departed after a brief encounter. HSI agents followed Greaves to the Pine Peace area where they stopped him and questioned him about his travels. Greaves told agents that he went to Haulover Bay to discuss a welding job with a mechanic.
Agents conducted a search of Greaves’ vehicle and found two duffle bags containing $118,000.00 cash in United States currency.
Greaves was arrested and charged with failure to declare the currency after it arrived in the United States Virgin Islands from a place outside the United States.
Sharpe said that an indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt.
“Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty,” he said.
The case is being investigated by HSI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Delia Smith.