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Guardian Insurance Employee Ashio Rojas Arrested For Allegedly Stealing $14K From Company


             ARRESTED: Ashio Rojas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Thursday, October 13, 2016, Forty-two year old Ashio Rojas was present at the Economic Crime Unit in reference to a report of Embezzlement at Guardian Insurance Company in the amount of $13,979.00.

Rojas, who is a former employee of Guardian Insurance Company, admitted to stealing funds that where entrusted to him while he was an underwriter at the Tutu Park Mall location and used the funds for his own personal use.

Rojas also admitting to forging the signature on a Ranger American deposit log in an attempt to cover his crime. Rojas was arrested and charged with Embezzlement, Forgery, Grand Larceny, and Obtaining Money by False Pretense.

Bail for Ashio Rojas was set at $35,000.00 and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections, pending his Advise of Rights hearing.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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