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St. Croix Man Arrested After Depositing $5,000 In Fraudulent Checks: VIPD

CHARGED: Kareem Edwards, 38, of Estate Cane on St. Croix.

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested on a warrant by the VIPD Economic Crime after detectives said he deposited at least $5,000 in fraudulent checks into his bank account.

Kareem Edwards, 38, of Estate Cane, was arrested at 10:35 a.m. today and charged with obtaining money by false pretense and grand larceny, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

‘Edwards is accused of depositing fraudulent checks, totaling more than $5,000, into his personal account, on February 25 and 26, 2020,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Bail for Edwards was set at $20,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

Meanwhile, Edwards himself made the following comment on social media on April 20.

“Oh look who is out of jail released already,” he said on Facebook. “I guess morons still believe in the Easter Bunny as well if they believe anything they read.”

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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