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SNEAKY! St. Thomas Woman Nabbed At Airport Trying To Leave Town After Fencing Stolen Cell Phone: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman who allegedly fenced a stolen cell phone was nabbed by alert police detectives at the airport prior to boarding a flight, authorities said.

Mylesha E. Gerald, 23, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested Friday and charged with obtaining money under false pretenses and possession of stolen property, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Gerald was arrested by detectives with the VIPD’s Economic Crimes Unit at the Cyril E. King Airport based on a warrant issued in her name.

Unable to post bail, Gerald was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

The news of Gerald’s arrest was posted by the VIPD to Twitter at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday.

All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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