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Divi Carina Bay Casino Dealer Carissa Felix Accused of Dirty Dealing That Favored Customer

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              ARRESTED: Carissa Felix

CHRISTIANSTED — On November 18, 2016, at approximately 12:49 P.M., Detectives from the Virgin Islands Police Department Economic Crime Unit executed an Arrest Warrant at Estate Slob in mid-Island.

Arrested was 49-year-old Wayne Scott who is charged with four (4) counts of Swindling and cheating and four (4) counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretense.

On November 18, 2016, at approximately 5:48 P.M., an Arrest Warrant was executed at Mt. Pleasant in Frederiksted. Arrested was 27-year-old Carissa Felix, a former Dealer at the Divi Carina Bay Casino.

Felix was charged with four (4) counts of Swindling and Cheating, four (4) counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretense and one (1) count of Soliciting or Accepting Tips.

In August of 2016, Detectives from the Economic Crime Unit initiated an investigation after the Divi Carina Bay Casino reported that Dealer Felix was setting the deck of cards in Mississippi Stud Poker, intentionally giving player Wayne Scott favorable hands.

Bail for each suspect was set at $35,000. Unable to make bail, both suspects were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending their Advice of Rights Hearing at the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Homicide Task force are actively moving on all cases   and requesting your assistance in solving crime in the territory as the VIPD continues to make more arrest curbing crime.

Call the Economic Crime Unit St. Croix (340) 773-2266 on St. Thomas (340) 774-3942 or 911.

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ARRESTED: Wayne Scott of Slob

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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