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Woman Arrested for Allegedly Defrauding Her Elderly Father

A woman on St. Croix was arrested on Thursday for defrauding her elderly father, the V.I. Police Department reported.

An investigation was initiated on Wanda Reyes after a complaint was filed with
the Virgin Islands Police Department, which revealed that she knowingly and intentionally defrauded her elderly father by taking him to Oriental Bank to conduct two separate cash withdrawals totaling $1,000, knowing that he suffers from Alzheimer’s and was incapable of providing consent, according to the police report.

An arrest warrant was executed on Thursday and Reyes, 45, was arrested and charged with obtaining money by false pretenses and grand larceny, the report stated.

Bail was set at $20,000 for the alleged incident. Unable to post bail, Reyes
was remanded to John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility pending her advice of rights
hearing, the police said.

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