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Paradise Woman Who Deposited Fraudulent $900+ Check Arrested: VIPD

CHARGED: Brittney Nicholas, 21, of Louis E. Brown Villas in Estate Paradise on St. Croix.

FREDERIKSTED — The VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit arrested a Paradise woman on Tuesday evening for forgery and grand larceny in connection to a check kiting scheme, authorities said.

Brittney Nicholas, ,21, of Louis E. Brown Villas, was arrested at 6:21 p.m. and charged with obtaining money by false pretense, passing forged bills or notes and grand larceny, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Nicholas is accused of depositing a fraudulent business check for more than $900 into her personal account,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Bail for Nicholas was set at $20,000. Unable to make bail, she was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

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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