Former FEMA Employee Charged with Stealing Government Property

Duane Woods Jr., a former employee of of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was indicted in District Court on St. Thomas on charges of receiving stolen government property and grand larceny, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced Friday.

According to the indictment, Woods, who worked for FEMA at the time, converted FEMA property to his own use, including a generator, phones, monitors, and iPads.

The case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security-OIG and the FBI. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Brooks.

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