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VIPD’s Economic Crimes Unit Arrests St. Croix Man For Identity Theft, Grand Larceny

FREDERIKSTED — Detectives from the Virgin Islands Police Department Economic Crimes Unit along with members of the Intel Unit executed an arrest warrant on a St. Croix man yesterday morning.

Tracy Phillip Willie, 47, was arrested about 10:48 a.m. on Thursday and charged with identity theft, grand larceny, petit larceny, obtaining money by false pretense, and passing forged bills or notes by cashing unauthorized checks, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

On March 19, 2019, Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into Willie, according to the VIPD.

The police investigation revealed that Willie “knowingly and without consent” committed the crimes his is charged with, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Bail for Willie was set at $10,000 dollars. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice-of-rights hearing at the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.


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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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