Christiansted, St. Croix - On April 13, 2021, Detectives from the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into a Forgery complaint. Their investigation revealed that sometime in February of 2021, Theodocia Woodley,
and another suspect who is also wanted in reference to the complaint, took a victim’s checkbook, forged her signature, and wrote eleven (11) checks totaling $8,516.00, without her permission. A warrant was issued for their arrest through the
NCIC database where one of the suspects, Theodocia Woodley, was apprehended in the state of Henderson, Kentucky.
On November 7, 2022, Detectives from the Virgin Islands Police Department Extradition Team traveled to Henderson Kentucky for the extradition of 30-year-old Theodocia Woodley.
On November 9, 2022, at 5:17p.m., Theodocia Woodley was extradited to the Virgin Islands Police Department St Croix District to face charges for Forgery, Obtaining Money by False Pretense and Grand Larceny.
Woodley was then processed and booked. The bail was set at $20,000.00. Unable to post bail, Woodley was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights Hearing scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2022.
The ECU Commander Lt. Deborah Hodge publicly acknowledged the Investigators assigned to the ECU and stated "they are deeply committed to combating economic crimes as is evidenced in their work."
"We remind the citizens of this territory to remain vigilant and alert that scams exist," Lt. Hodge concluded.
If you suspect fraudulent activities, call the ECU. On St Thomas, (340) 774-2211 ext. 5618. On St. Croix, (340) 778-2211 ext. 6149. Or call 911.
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All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.