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Attorney General’s Office Cracks Down On Economic Crime … Eight Arrested And One Wanted


FREDERIKSTED — Eight people were arrested by police — and one person is still wanted by authorities — for economic crimes, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

Three of the recent arrests involved falsifying information and accepting or soliciting bribes at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles on St. Croix, VIPD Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. said.

Police said that two employees from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles were also arrested:

Police said that they are looking for 55-year-old Rosa Diaz who is wanted on an arrest warrant for forgery.

Diaz is an Hispanic woman who weighs about 150 pounds and stands about 5-feet,4-inches tall and has black hair, brown eyes, with a light complexion.

Diaz is known to frequent the Castle Coakley area. If you come in contact with Rosa Diaz, please call The Economic Crime Bureau at (340) 773 2266 on STX on St. Thomas (340) 774-4629 or Crimestoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

The Police Commissioner takes this opportunity to recognize Attorney General Claude Walker, his staff and the Commander and Detectives of the Economic Crime Bureau and the members of the Special Operations Bureau, for their efforts in bringing closure to the many cases assigned to them.

The VIPD is reminding the community that a crime is a crime and the department will continue to focus on all crimes in the territory, with the community’s cooperation.

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