VIPD: St. Croix Woman Forged Check For $4,000 In Her Mother’s Name
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman turned herself in after learning she was wanted by police for check kiting to the tune of at least $4,000, authorities said.
Kaminah Davis, 29, of Estate St. John, was arrested about 6:06 p.m. Monday and charged with grand larceny, obtaining money by false pretense, forgery and identity theft, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
The Economic Crimes Unit investigation revealed that sometime in 2019, Davis intentionally forged her mother’s signature on a check from an organization and wrote the check for over $4,000, according to the VIPD.
“Davis then electronically deposited the check into her mother’s Banco Popular account, knowing that she nor her mother was employed at the organization,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
Davis’ bail was set at $35,000. Unable to post bail, she was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.
“Maybe if the government would stop playing with people money and make living home more affordable people would not be subjected to do things like this to survive,” Renny “JesusLives” Ellecor commented on social media. “Honestly people have to do what’s necessary and I give her no wrong you working hard home and have to scrape to live it’s ridiculous. Wish she didn’t get caught honestly. Look how people can’t get tax return for years now it’s ridiculous.”
Another Virgin Islands Free Press reader agreed.
“This here sad ding my heart, man…,” Corlise M. Petersen said on Facebook. “Wow.”
Other comments to the V.I. Free Press were:
“Thanksgiving is going to be tough this year,” Carsten Svanholm said.
“Things have to be ruff in St. Croix that people steal money,” Elif Castillo said.
“C’mon princess what were u thinking?” Ricky Torres said.
“Such a pretty lady,” Maria Bruney said.
“This can’t be true 😠,” Annie “Blessedtobea” Figueroa said.
“What a shame,” Christina Larsen said.
The community is encouraged to report incidents of economic crime by calling 911, the Economic Crime Unit at (340) 778-2211, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477 (TIPS).