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STX Man Charged with Using Debit Card Illegally

 

Detectives from the V.I. Police Department’s economic crimes unit arrested Jeffrey Jones, age 38 of Williams Delight, at about 5:51 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

Jones was charged with obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny and aggravated identity theft.

According to the police report, Jones admitted to detectives that on or about Aug. 24 he had used an elderly victim’s debit card without authorization. He was also observed on surveillance video making the unauthorized purchases.

Bail for Jones was set at $20,000, which he could not post. He was subsequently turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.

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Detectives from the V.I. Police Department’s economic crimes unit arrested Jeffrey Jones, age 38 of Williams Delight, at about 5:51 p.m. Wednesday on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

Jones was charged with obtaining money by false pretense, grand larceny and aggravated identity theft.

According to the police report, Jones admitted to detectives that on or about Aug. 24 he had used an elderly victim’s debit card without authorization. He was also observed on surveillance video making the unauthorized purchases.

Bail for Jones was set at $20,000, which he could not post. He was subsequently turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.

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