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


      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.


    Banco Popular on St. Thomas

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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