Christiansted, St. Croix - On October 12, 2021, Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into fraudulent activities at the Home Depot, St. Croix.
As a result of the investigation, a warrant was obtained for Wendy Roberts' arrest, after she admitted to making several unauthorized transactions, then refunding the money to her VyStar Credit Union account, and her Bank of St. Croix
Visa Credit card account while she was employed at The Home Depot.
On November 8, 2022, at 10:47a.m., Detectives of the Virgin Islands Police Department Economic Crimes Unit executed an Arrest Warrant and placed Roberts under arrest at Plaza Extra East, without incident. Roberts, 41 years old, was charged with Fraudulent
Use of a Credit Card, Obtaining Money by False Pretense, Grand Larceny and Access to A Computer for Fraudulent Purposes.
Roberts was then processed and booked. The bail was set at $20,000.00. Unable to post bail, Roberts was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights Hearing.
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