Tag: Popular Bank

Bank Teller Who Issued Phantom ATM Cards Gets One Year In Prison For Stealing $43,418

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A teller who used her knowledge of bank operations to issue credit cards in other’s names for her own personal use in order to defraud customers out of $43,418 got one year in prison from a federal judge. Natasha Seetaram, 39, of St. Thomas, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge […]

Cane Carlton Man Accused Of Taking $500 From Bank With Friend’s ATM Card

KINGSHILL — Detectives of the VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit arrested 40-year-old Kareem Edwards of Estate Cane Carlton on Wednesday morning, charging him with obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny and other related charges. The ECU investigation revealed that on January 16, 2021, Edwards took his former acquaintance’s Banco Popular card and withdrew $500.00 dollars from […]

Entrepreneurs Learn The Importance of Separating Personal and Business Finances

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Many small businesses begin as a personal venture or idea that is tied to the personal finances of an entrepreneur. But once that enterprise starts to grow, it is important for business owners to understand the benefits of keeping their personal and commercial finances separate.  To help female entrepreneurs in the Virgin […]

St. Thomas Man Who Stole $300K From His Father’s Security Company Pleads Guilty

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who stole $300,000 from his businessman father and tried to hide that fact by funneling the money through various bank accounts — admitted his guilt in federal court, authorities said. Lenroy Ravalier Jr., 29, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas, U.S. Attorney […]

St. Thomas Bank Employee Indicted On Charges Of Fraud and Identity Theft

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former St. Thomas bank employee is accused of issuing debit cards in customers’ names and then withdrawing money without their knowledge to buy things in the territory and then in Florida where she relocated. Natasha Seetaram, 37, of Jacksonville, was arrested for bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and related charges, U.S. […]

Popular Bank Opens Virgin Gorda Branch Office In The British Virgin Islands Today

SPANISH TOWN — Popular Bank announced that the Virgin Gorda Branch at Yacht Harbor opened today in the British Virgin Islands. Following an opening ceremony and press conference, the branch was open to the public by 12:00 p.m. today, according to the bank. This expansion of Popular financial services to Virgin Gorda reaffirms the bank‘s […]

Popular Bank Closes Sunshine Mall Branch Today ‘Until Further Notice’

FREDERIKSTED — Popular Bank announced that the Sunshine Mall Branch in St. Croix will be closed to the public as of today “until further notice.” The ATM and commercial night depository box will remain in service and available for use. “Our priority is to ensure that our customers continue to have access to all three […]