Tag: VIPD Economic Crimes Unit

Anson Gallaway Re-Arrested For Bilking Butler Bay Client Out Of $51,200: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas building contractor was re-arrested after police said he had defrauded yet another client — this one in Butler Bay on St. Croix — out of $51,200. Anson Gallaway, 45, of Estate Frydendal, was arrested at 6:30 a.m. today and charged with obtaining money by false pretense and grand larceny, […]

Building Contractor Arrested For Felony Theft and Defrauding Clients 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  The VIPD’s Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation February 2 into multiple cases of defrauding clients in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on St. Thomas. An investigation into the complaints revealed that Anson Gallaway, the owner of a construction company, intentionally took over two hundred thousand dollars from victims to construct prefabricated […]

2 Men Arrested For Depositing Forged Checks From VIDOL Totaling $11,769.83

CHRISTIANSTED — Two St. Croix men who deposited forged checks totaling $11,769.83 drawn on the Department of Labor’s account in St. Thomas have been arrested, authorities said. On June 23, 2022, detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation after a complaint was received by the Department of Labor in the St. Thomas District, the Virgin […]

Woman Arrested Who Stole $15K From Alzheimer’s Victim To Buy Car

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman who stole $15,000 from an Alzheimer’s patient to buy a new car was arrested, authorities said. Frances McIntosh, 59, of Catherine’s Rest, was arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny, and financial exploitation of an elderly person or dependent adult, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.   […]

Woman Arrested For Forging Brother’s Signature To Sell Property: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman who owned an industrial-zoned property jointly with her sibling was arrested for selling it without his permission, authorities said. Marjorie Harry, 49, was arrested and charged with forgery, obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny and filing or recording forged instruments, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.    Detectives from […]

Economic Crimes Unit Arrests Woman For Stealing Co-Worker’s Paychecks

FREDERIKSTED  — Detectives with the VIPD’s Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into a fraudulent money transaction. The investigation revealed that on December 11th and 31st of 2020, Juliandrea Toomer stole two checks totaling $905.27 from her co-worker and mobile deposited same into her minor son’s USAA checking account, without the co-worker’s knowledge, the Virgin […]

Donoe Tow Truck Driver Arrested After Warrant Says He Was Trafficking In Stolen Merchandise: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Donoe tow truck driver who police alleged was dealing in stolen merchandise was arrested this morning on St. Thomas, authorities said. Chandler “Frenchy” Heath, 29, of Grandview Apartments, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. today and charged with grand larceny, obtaining money by false pretenses and embezzlement by a fiduciary, the Virgin […]

LET HER EAT CAKE! ‘Marie Antoinette’ Arrested On Elder Abuse Charges: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman who was caring for an elderly St. Thomas woman allegedly used the senior citizen’s credit card without permission and was arrested, authorities said. Maria Antoinette Rhymer Smith, 56, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. Monday and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and possession of stolen […]

Paradise Woman Sends Threatening Text Messages To Female Co-Worker Forcing Her To Resign: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — For the second time in two months, a St. Croix woman has been charged with cyberstalking after threatening text messages forced a co-worker to resign, authorities said. In the first instance of cyberstalking in early December, the woman was accused of threatening children. Sharron Lopez, 35 of Louis E. Brown Villas, was arrested […]

VIPD’s Economic Crime Unit Issues Holiday Season Fraud Alert

FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor wishes to advise the public that the Christmas Season is fast approaching and there are those among us who seek to prey on those in the community whom they consider vulnerable. The VIPD receives numerous calls from victims that have been victimized through phone scams. Some of these […]