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VIPD: St. Thomas’ Tasanique Murrell Arrested For Alleged Embezzlement From Home Depot

ARRESTED: Tasanique Murrel

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Wednesday, June 15, 2017 officers along with the Criminal Investigation Team were notified to travel to Home Depot, St. Thomas, in reference to an employee who embezzled money.

Contact was made with the Lost Prevention manager who stated that he was notified of the matter conducted an investigation and notice that the cashier voided several items and allowed the customer to leave the store with the unpaid items.

The Lost Prevention manager also stated that the incident occurred more than once with the same cashier and the same customer. The cashier was identified and placed under arrest.  26-year-old Tasanique Murrel arrested for Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny.

Bail was set at $75,000.00; she was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Detention Center pending advice of rights hearing.

Anyone having any information about these crimes please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340)774-2211 or Criminal Investigation Bureau (340)714-9800. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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