CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man has turned himself in to police after learning he was wanted for allegedly forging the signature of a business owner on a check, authorities said.
Jahmar Frederick, 26, of Peters Farm, was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday and charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, forgery, passing forged bills or notes, and grand larceny and identity theft, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“The investigation by detectives of the Economic Crimes Unit revealed that Frederick counterfeited a check, forged the signature of a business owner on the check and cashed it at a business,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
Bail for Frederick was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.