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Owner of Unlicensed Construction Company was Extradited to St. Thomas to Face Theft Charges

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands - On April 29, 2020, the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into a reported case of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses. Investigation into the complaint revealed that Jason Jensen, the owner of an unlicensed construction company, intentionally took over $11,000.00 from victims who entrusted him to renovate their home.

Jason Jensen

An arrest warrant was obtained for 51-year-old Jason Jensen’s arrest; however, investigation revealed that he was no longer in the Territory. The warrant was placed in the National Crime Information Systems (N.C.I.C) and on November 1, 2023, he was apprehended in the state of Texas and held in custody.

Mr. Jensen was brought back to the Territory through the extradition process and on December 7, 2023, at about 4:10 p.m., he was turned over to the Economic Crimes Unit detectives. His charges are Obtaining Money by False Pretenses, Grand Larceny (2 counts) and Embezzlement by Fiduciaries. Mr. Jensen’s bail was set in the amount of $20,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending Advise of Rights Hearing.

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