FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man is facing numerous charges after police said he targeted a senior citizen in order to make illicit purchases with their credit card without permission.
Jeffrey Jones, 38, of Williams Delight, was arrested at 5:51 p.m. Wednesday and charged with obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny and aggravated identity theft, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“In a statement to detectives, Jones admitted using an elderly victim’s debit card without authorization on or about August 24, 2020,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “He was also observed on surveillance video making the unauthorized purchases.”
Bail for Jones was set at $20,000. Unable to make bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.
Jones was arrested by detectives assigned to the VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit based on a Superior Court warrant issued in Jone’s name.
All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.