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VG cashier allegedly used customer’s bank card to buy Gucci earrings

- granted $40,000 bail
Jakeya Fergus backs the camera outside the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole, Tortola, on September 9, 2019. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A cashier from Virgin Gorda is facing criminal charges for using the bank card information of a Colombian man to purchase herself a pair of Gucci earrings, among other things.

Jakeya Fergus, who is just shy of her 19th birthday, made an appearance at the Magistrate’s Court in John’s Hole on Tortola, charged with three counts of theft

She was granted $40,000 signed bail and was not made to plead to the offences on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Prosecutors said Fergus obtained the information on the bank card when the complainant paid for items in a local supermarket.

Using the information, she was able to purchase the pair of earrings worth $200 and tickets to Virgin Gorda for the price of $30.

She also paid for food at a restaurant in the Valley on Virgin Gorda, among other things.

‘Card belonged to my boyfriend’

Prosecutors said Fergus allegedly said the bank details were that of her boyfriend.

In other cases, when she was questioned about the lack of a physical card, she blamed her clumsiness for forgetting it at her home.

“You always forgetting your card girl,” one ferry boat employee reportedly told her.

Suspicious charges

Meanwhile, the court heard that on February 7, 2019, when the Complainant attempted to withdraw cash from the ATM, the machine indicated that there were insufficient funds in his account to process the transaction.

Prosecutors said the Complainant then visited the main bank branch located in Road Town to make a complaint.

It was then that he was informed of the number of charges to his bank card.

The matter was reported to the police who then launched their investigations and arrested and charged Fergus who had also signed the receipts after each purchase.

The purchases were made between January and February this year.

Lawyer Patrick D. Thompson represents Fergus, who is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

35 Responses to “VG cashier allegedly used customer’s bank card to buy Gucci earrings”

  • Wow. (11/09/2019, 07:49) Like (3) Dislike (42) Reply
    She is a stupid thief... Still she had a conscience she was taking small amounts with success.. Why did she go complaining to the bank knowing what she was doing.? Hmmm... When she try to withdraw money and get insufficient funds.. That was the time to quit... Then again what get into her to do this in the first place...
    • Read and understand (11/09/2019, 08:24) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
      She did not go to the bank, he (complainant) did because he didn’t get any money while trying to withdraw money from his account
    • Boo (11/09/2019, 08:26) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
      You can read? It said HE!!! After he want to the shee
    • j (11/09/2019, 08:33) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      Based on the story, she did not make the complaint- the rightful owner of the card did.
    • read mama (11/09/2019, 08:37) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      lord god lmao the complainant is the real owner of the credit card not the girl. the complainant went to use his card, it said insufficient funds, he went to the main branch to make a complaint and an investigation was launched.
    • Teacher (11/09/2019, 08:49) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
      Reading and comprehension should go together.
    • National (11/09/2019, 09:20) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      You need to learn comprehension! reading is fundamental. Before you even try to comment read the article until you understand the subject matter before commenting. It makes you look like a fool.
    • *Hmm (11/09/2019, 13:06) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply goodness, reading is fundamental my dear. Please read to comprehend and not just to comment!
    • come on now (11/09/2019, 14:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      U must be dumb.....d complainant complain tonthe bank notnthe defendant geeeeesh
    • Nop (12/09/2019, 08:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      It was the real owner of the card who went complaining to the bank , not the defendant
  • ok (11/09/2019, 07:54) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    No value for People's money, Gucci airings of all things?
  • Barbs (11/09/2019, 07:55) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    The good book says, thou shall not steal. Look how you mess up your life. This will follow you thru out your life. You just lower your chances of many opportunities. When looking for another job this will come up and trust me you want this. No one wants a thief in their place of business.
    • No (11/09/2019, 20:58) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      I rebuke this in Jesus’s name. Regardless of what happened, you have no right to speak that into anybody’s life. Persons have done worse in and outside of the BVI and have changed/recovered. Speak life into the young lady’s life and pray for change instead of condemning her.
  • V. G (11/09/2019, 08:14) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Ooh. Boii Dede VG gurls Againnn
    Will Dey ever learn ?
    Rather than talkin bad About d Spanish// Jamaicans and Guyanese USE wat U born wit n STOPP. THEIF
    • Nigga (11/09/2019, 10:20) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Don’t pool all of the Vg females into a situation that occurred with one particular female which made a poor decision with her life
      • Tortorlian (11/09/2019, 10:45) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        when an any one from the islands got themself in trouble all of them suffer, now you are saying don't put all virgin gordian girls in the say basket. Oh how funny.What goes around mysterious come around.
      • lol (12/09/2019, 08:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Haha hahaha, woyeeeee the shoes fitting a bit close for ur comfort huh?? If it was an expat did it then the whole country would get blame an classed as one but because its a beloved virgin islander the rest shouldn't get blamed... Nooooooo my dear one bad apple spoil the whole basket
  • Black m (11/09/2019, 08:18) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hope she dress to kill
  • @V.G (11/09/2019, 08:29) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ppl always quick to say we born here!! Tell me how much if we born here’s still here!!! It does be ya’ll very own!
    • born here (11/09/2019, 10:39) Like (16) Dislike (14) Reply
      Fergus is definitely not a local name even if she was dropped out of her mother's womb here.
      • Strupess (11/09/2019, 11:05) Like (23) Dislike (6) Reply

        Well its a damn local name now because SHE IS FROM HERE!!! Stop the sh**! At one point NONE of yall were local names! Whites are who discovered this island so if you trying to get technical you are all NOT LOCAL NAMES.

      • Dookanah (11/09/2019, 22:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        She is a bonafide George
      • well sa (11/09/2019, 23:23) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Fergus may not be a local name but if you want to get personal her Mother is a Oneal born and raised virgin Gorda ,she was born right here so that makes her a born here since where your mother from is where yo from oh and all of her mother roots is from right take several seats last name or last name not she from right ya
      • Hmmm (12/09/2019, 05:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Stop it her mother is from vg and her father from vincy and he born vg to
  • Not good (11/09/2019, 08:49) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    We giving the young people a chance to work so that them could make some money and now look what they doing SMH !!!!!
  • asking for a friend (11/09/2019, 09:02) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    What about the m n m boys who used our treasury like their credit card? When will they go to jail
  • (11/09/2019, 09:27) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sick people! That’s why I watched them people when them so-called LIT! A lot of time it’s theft money they using. I hate people who steal and Molest
  • pat (11/09/2019, 10:53) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    Poor lady
  • @pat (11/09/2019, 13:35) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    If she had steal to buy food for her kids and herself you could say poor lady but stealing to buy fake name brand. I would prefer use my God given gift than to steal so terrible. I’m sure she can find a job, everyone come to the bvi and find job why can’t who live here do the same.
  • Observing (12/09/2019, 09:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    If she had won a gold medal at the olympics you all would want to claim her.

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