Police Arrest Third Suspect in Alleged Government Fraud Scheme
A third suspect has been arrested in a government check forging scheme, according to a release from the V.I. Police Department. Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit started an investigation into a complaint received by the Department of Labor, St. Thomas District. The investigation led police to believe that 12 checks, totaling $22,643.07, were counterfeited, and deposited using the Department of Labor’s account information.
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