FREDERIKSTED — The second of two St. Croix women charged with stealing $4,000 from an elderly woman’s credit card was arrested recently, authorities said.
Detectives of the VIPD Economic Crimes Unit arrested Marjorie Harry, 46, on a bench warrant for aggravated identity theft, forgery, obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny, and fraudulent use of a credit card.
In June 2018, detectives initiated an investigation that revealed that Harry, along with her alleged co-conspirator Ivia Rivera, allegedly forged an elderly female’s signature on documents and split the stolen money between themselves, according to the VIPD.
Bail for Harry was set at $100,000. Unable to post bail, Harry was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.
On December 6 at approximately 4:31 p.m., Detectives from the Virgin Islands Police Department’s Economic Crimes Unit and officers from the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative Unit VICI arrested the 26-year-old Rivera, charging her with aggravated identity theft, obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny, and conspiracy.
A police investigation revealed that Rivera, working as a teller in a St. Croix bank, was able to print out a temporary check in the amount of $4,000.00 under an association’s account, retrieved the victim’s driver’s license and cashed the check without the victim’s knowledge, the VIPD said.
Bail for Rivera was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, she was remanded to the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.