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Man arrested, jailed on USVI for delivering worthless cheques

Ted Williams is accused of signing an agreement with a real estate company to purchase property, and wrote cheques that were worthless. Photo: VIC
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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Police in the US Virgin Islands arrested a man on Monday October 10, 2016 and charged him with fraud after he allegedly delivered worthless cheques in an attempt to attain real property, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced via press release.

According to Mr Dratte, citing a police report, the suspect, Ted Williams, signed an agreement with a real estate company to purchase property, and wrote cheques in July 2015 for $200, 000; September 2015 for $350,000; and May 2016 for $400,000.

The realtor deposited the checks into her account and each time was informed by the bank that funds were insufficient. An investigation by detectives of the Economic Crime Unit (ECU) revealed that Mr Williams never had the funds available in the account.

Following these developments, Mr Williams was placed under arrest by ECU He was then taken to the VIPD’s Rainbow Building in Frederiksted, where he was booked and charged.

Unable to make bail of $75,000, Mr Williams was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center pending his advise-of-rights hearing.

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