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Woman Arrested for Making Unauthorized Electronic Money Transfers

St. Thomas, USVI - On March 15, 2022, the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into a reported obtaining money by false pretenses case. The victim reported that several unauthorized electronic transfers totaling over $60,000.00 was removed from his savings account. An investigation into the complaint revealed that monies removed from the victim’s account were transferred into Ms. Carmen Henley’s account. As a result, a thorough investigation was conducted and upon conclusion, a warrant was secured for Ms. Henley’s arrest.

Carmen Henley

On January 20, 2023 at 8:30 a.m., Ms. Carmen Henley, age 66, was arrested pursuant to the arrest warrant and charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, grand larceny and opening or reading letters of another. Her bail was set at $75,000.00. She was transferred to the Richard N. Callwood Command where she was processed. Unable to post the $75,000.00 bail set forth by the court, Ms. Henley was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending her Advise of Rights hearing scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2023, at the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

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