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East End woman charged for stealing cheques totalling $6,900

- Monique Hodge-George granted $10K station bail
East End Police Station. A female resident of East End, Tortola, has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing and using pre-signed cheques valuing $6,900 from an offshore law firm. Photo: VINO/File
EAST END, Tortola, VI- A female resident of East End, Tortola, has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing and using pre-signed cheques valuing $6,900 from an offshore law firm.

Monique Hodge-George, 47, has been charged with 2 Counts of Theft and has since been granted $10,000 bail with one signed surety, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in its Arrest Blotter for September 13-19, 2020.

Police said they arrested Hodge-George on Saturday, September 19, 2020, a day after the alleged crime.


According to further information reaching our newsroom, an individual from Mourant Ozannes Offshore Law reported that  employee Monique Hodge-George stole monies in pre-signed company cheques.

Our newsroom was informed that Hodge-George was employed with Mourant Ozannes Offshore Law between 2018 and 2020 at different periods throughout the years.

According to reports, that law firm’s audit for September 2020 revealed two (2) cheques, totaling $6,900, were missing.

It was further discovered that both cheques were used.

Hodge-George was arrested on suspicion of theft and during a police interview she allegedly admitted to the allegation.

She is to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on October 28, 2020.

See other arrests for September 13 to 19, 2020:


On 18-09-20 at 1300hrs, Police arrested and charged Raheem Smith, 25 of Hawk’s Nest for Wounding Causing Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent. He appeared before the Magistrate’s Court and was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison, pending the results of his COVID-19 test, to reappear at a later date.


On 13-09-20 at 1350hrs, Police arrested and charged Travis Osborne, 27 of Carrot Bay for 2 Counts of Possession of a Controlled Drug, Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Supply to Another, Breach of Curfew and Driving in Contravention of Traffic. He was granted bail in the amount of $5,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 28-10-20 at 0900hrs.


On 13-09-20at 1400hrs, Police arrested and charged Jevaughn Abel, 29 of Greenland for Possession of Cannabis and Breach of Curfew. He was granted bail in the amount of $5,000 with one signed surety to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on 27-10-20 at 0900hrs.

93 Responses to “East End woman charged for stealing cheques totalling $6,900”

  • Hmmmm (25/09/2020, 10:43) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply

    What is it with the police and east end people all the time so. Nothing new about this w***** btw. **** owe a lot of people. S*** and hu**** dishonest.

  • bus (25/09/2020, 10:55) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply

    Meh tired of hearing bout people stealing. We need to be able to identify them rassclat quickly.

    • oh plz (25/09/2020, 12:43) Like (35) Dislike (9) Reply
      Government need set minimum little higher then ppl wont have to thief
  • disgraceful (25/09/2020, 11:05) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply

    One of the worst thing is to be labeled as a thief. Now she have to WALK THE WALK AS A THIEF.

    • Xpats hater (25/09/2020, 13:05) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      A real xpats hater. If u can say her name u can show her picture,. It's now public record... Stop being bias..
    • @dosgraceful (25/09/2020, 18:17) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      It is also called the THIEF STROLL OR THE THIEF STRUT. When you get label as a THIEF, THAT LABLE STAYS WITH YOU FOR LIFE. You are simply marked.
    • Paplin (28/09/2020, 15:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      She should of though of that before
  • miss (25/09/2020, 11:08) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply

    ************* always in problems for money smh

    • Depend (26/09/2020, 05:43) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      If you know this why not be your sisters keeper and ask if you could have helped instead of coming on here to add your 2 cents of crap. I really don't understand people. I'm you will see her on the street and ask if she ok and to keep strong. Set of hypocrites.
  • local thiefs (25/09/2020, 11:16) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    should be deported!
    • eyes (25/09/2020, 13:11) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ local thiefs deported where to fish bay from east end. They say you are known by the company you keep see who she married to a police officer.
      • @ eyes (26/09/2020, 06:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Typical response. When ever a BVIslander commits an offence we tent to beleive that that person was influenced by other person most likely an expat in this case a Police Officer. Anyone regardless to their ethnicity, nationality, social or any other status commits crimes. It has to do with the choices that person made.
      • What ah mess (27/09/2020, 12:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Clarification she WAS MARRIED TO A POLICE.... dont drag him dog with this woman
    • Island (25/09/2020, 23:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      yes i agree, deport her to the BVI
    • deport (26/09/2020, 05:46) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      When you island ppl come here thieving ppl husband why you all dont deport ourselves. Idiots.
    • Ahag (29/09/2020, 15:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      to where,town ?!!!!
    • HEHHE (02/10/2020, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Can you deport her from her own country, you be deported from your own country. LMAOL
  • Blindman (25/09/2020, 11:22) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    i'm disappointed in you what examples are you setting for your daughters ,thou shall not steal ,if you were caught with drugs i would have said its a hustle times hard but stealing no its not yours and from your job never bit the hand that feeds you , a conviction for theft and trying to get a next job is hard. Ask for mercy my girl the girl that they the same thing got a break get a good lawyer for leniency sake and don't waste the court time if you guilty admit .
  • Iyah (25/09/2020, 11:35) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Free smizle dawg, good youth
  • Og pop up shop 2 (25/09/2020, 11:36) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    Come out and support the youths
  • Expat (25/09/2020, 11:40) Like (50) Dislike (5) Reply
    Well now let hear the locals she not a down island who like to work hard for them money but a local who want the easy way out to get rich put she picture in the news so we expats can see who the thief is
    • @Expat (25/09/2020, 12:49) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
      Same here, you know how Tortola is, someone is going to point out who she is soon. Don’t you feel good when one of their locals cards get peeped? It is called KARMA FOR ALWAYS CALLING DOWN AND BLAMING THE EXPATS FOR EVERYTHING.
    • tola woman (25/09/2020, 13:08) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      That’s how you like to start thing
    • Blindman (25/09/2020, 13:08) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
      @Expat you come back with this bullshit about down island lets not bring up the stats on who thief money and compare with local because ayo you win by far so dont go down that road they.
    • the rock (25/09/2020, 13:54) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
  • Servant of God in christ Jesus (25/09/2020, 11:40) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    If true that she has done this crime, she deserve to punished. I hope that mercy eould be extented to her. Sin is sin. Wickedness is evil, but mercy shown to all offenders of righreous is love by action. Mercy given to others that do us wrong, mercy we will receive from the King of Kings. May she learn from this exprience, that there are plenty of oppertunties available to become rich, Stealing from others is not a high risk one.
  • Hmmm (25/09/2020, 11:45) Like (4) Dislike (20) Reply
    Tell you about these island people. No good for the BVI. When it's not one criminal activity. It's another. We need her deported as soon as possible.
    • smdh (25/09/2020, 13:32) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
      Deport her to where, West End? She from right here
    • @Hodgie (25/09/2020, 14:43) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      Where are they going to deport her to? Jost Von Dyke? She is from here. Another local got caught with her hands in the candy jar without asking for permission.
  • Servant of God in christ Jesus (25/09/2020, 11:45) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Correction: Please forgave of my unintended error. I meant to day that stealing from other is is highly risky.
    • Oh no... (25/09/2020, 12:03) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Servant of God. Your correction blog is still riddled with typos. Sigh. Give up. I think we understand what you're trying to say.
  • Lawyer (25/09/2020, 11:54) Like (17) Dislike (11) Reply
    All of us do steal but it is the ones that get caught are the guilty ones!
  • Sticky fingers (25/09/2020, 12:00) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply

    Why would you embarrass yourself & your kids like that?
    Don’t you know one of the worst person on earth is a “thief”?
    What make you think you could have gotten away with tampering with the Company’s Cheques? After cashed, they will returned.
    You also have a problem of renting Apartments and not paying the owners.
    Girl, get your life together and set an example for your children. Look at your age, you’re almost 50 for God Sake. Shame on you, don’t hang your hat where you cannot reach it.

    • GG (25/09/2020, 12:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    • @sticky fingers (26/09/2020, 05:31) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      You seem to know alot I bet you dont tell her all of that to her face. All you all is a bunch oh cowards. Hiding behind a computer. Show you all face to. So when you whoring to buy your hair and do you nails from the married man what example you setting for your children and you thieving from the man wife and he children. Talk about that now man. I sick of ayuh.
  • @Expat (25/09/2020, 12:02) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lmfao i want to see the pic yes cause if this was a down island woman her pic would have done all over the news plz deport her
  • ik (25/09/2020, 12:09) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    She is a thief but she is our thief. She is going to get a better job. She does not need to respect other properties just because she born here. She is entitled to a job. I would like to see if they Labour commissioner is going to recommend her to businesses just because she is a local. She needs to control her money issues. Learn to leave with what you have girl. Stop trying to be flashy all the time. I can understand a man thief to please woman but not a woman thief to please a man.
  • hero (25/09/2020, 12:10) Like (1) Dislike (24) Reply
    All ayu need to really stfu cause ayu don’t know her, she was falsely accused
    • LADY G (25/09/2020, 17:27) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ hero
      I guess you didn't read where she said she did it.
    • Jaheim (25/09/2020, 17:47) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      But admitted to her guilty
    • Excuse Me (26/09/2020, 04:58) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ here
      Falsely accused when she admitted to thieving the money?
      • @ Excuse Me (26/09/2020, 10:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @here its look like you never had on your glasses when you was reading this news cause in the story she told the police she steal the money plz go back and read the story .
  • SB (25/09/2020, 12:30) Like (27) Dislike (6) Reply
    Unfortunately THIS is why you don't hire locals smh. No common sense because I guess they don't audit their firm.
  • Hmmm. (25/09/2020, 13:00) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Karma....Such Good Husband,..
    • @hmmmm (26/09/2020, 05:38) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      You is one of her dirty husband woman to? Buh good husband and partner does be out here like Tola biggest puss man. If he use to take care of his family she would not had to resort to other measures. I'm just saying.
  • tola woman (25/09/2020, 13:16) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    You need to deport yourself
  • Not The first time (25/09/2020, 13:24) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Theiving self
    • YOU (25/09/2020, 15:40) Like (5) Dislike (29) Reply
      What you know about the woman ? She thief from you? All I see is alot of hate towards this woman. You all sit down and think her failure is the community and all of us failure. I personally know this woman and she is such a nice person. I dont see her mixing up with alot of ppl just to play dominoes. Stop hating on the woman. Today for her tomorrow will be for you.
      • @you (26/09/2020, 07:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Nobody is hating on the woman, and you obviously don't know her theiving self. Its not the first time and surely won't be the last she did it. Little do you know...
    • @ Not the first time (26/09/2020, 06:23) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      How you know that?
  • I feel bad (25/09/2020, 13:28) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    I feel bad for her. You do stuff like this once and get away with it, don't get comfortable and do it again. If you did not reach to the point where you make up your mind to stop taking what don't belong to you, then you'll be heading for deep trouble, because chances are, you will get caught sooner or later. This is not the stage in nobody life where you go spoil your name mehson. You got a good job now look at that. None of our lives are clean so neither do I condemn you. I've taken a thing or 2 that wasn't mine either. Was much younger. But then I grew up and put that nonsense away.

    Now who going hire you with that record in these hard times. When you see people with things, don't envy them cause you don't know how they come by what they have. True statement.
  • Sublight Servant. (25/09/2020, 13:30) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    If you were to take many of the commenters base on what they have written to be in line with their characteristic positions, they would have you and I to believe that stealing is the exception in th B.V. I. Dishonest liars are they The woman that alledged the stole the $6,900. deserved to be punished for her action. but if we condemned her of this robbery, we should agree in fairness that we should also condemn ourselve. Condemn her action, not her. He, she, me, and they that have not stolen from others at any time in the past, though at times have not been caught, redhanded, so to speak, as guilty as Satan. God loves thieves, He hates only their evil actions.
  • One oh (25/09/2020, 13:56) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    More to be known pending.
  • sinner (25/09/2020, 14:13) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    "Ye who without sin, cast the first stone". Judge not. Everyone makes mistake. Look into yourself and tell me the last time you were perfect. No rush I have a lifetime to wait. We all fall short at some point in our life. Is not falling down but is how many times you get up after you fall. Keep getting up girl. One day you wont have to fall anymore...
    • @ sinner (25/09/2020, 16:34) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      If you want to call yourself a sinner that’s on you but we should aim to be saints and not figure it’s ok to sin everyday.

      Do not judge, so that you will not be judged, since you will be judged in the same judgment that you make, and you will be measured by the same standard you apply. (Matthew 7:1–2)

      This means that for example if you stole you should not condemn someone for stealing, if you got caught smuggling you should not condemn someone for doing the same. The Bible is referring to hypocrisy.
    • @sinner (25/09/2020, 17:04) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      If you serve as a juror then you are a liar
      You sweart solemnly to the Court that you will judge and deem a person guilty or innocent. If you've done this, you are also a thief ..a liar is a thief.

    • Yes (28/09/2020, 10:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Amen! Yes this is not the end of you my sister dust yourself off and get and run again!
  • Beacon Light. (25/09/2020, 14:29) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    The daily practice of stealing from others people money, goods, husbands, wives, and others persessions are as come as breathing in and breathing out. She deserve to be held accountible for her action. There is a saying that only the dogs that are caught sucking eggs, are that eggs sucking dogs the should be condemned. Such a saying shoulh never be accepted by any person whether they live here or there. An eggs sucking dog that steal and sucked the eggs he or she stole, is no worst than people that stole money etc, from other persons and unjustly spendec or spending it, as if it is owned by them. Thieves have not the authority to judge and condemned others thieves. If you are not able to help her up, don't hammer with comdemning words that also apply to you.
  • Soldier (25/09/2020, 14:32) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Why the Hell we don't lock up all the Thiefing Pol-lie-tains Past and Present From Raping The Treasury and Social Security.That will be Good News to Blog on..
    • @soldier (25/09/2020, 15:41) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      March yuh rass on. is what???? Like you and she related. Big thieving self
  • thief (25/09/2020, 14:42) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
  • Excuse Me (25/09/2020, 14:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why not put this person in Government Quarantine?? "On 18-09-20 at 1300hrs, Police arrested and charged Raheem Smith, 25 of Hawk’s Nest for Wounding Causing Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent. He appeared before the Magistrate’s Court and was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison, pending the results of his COVID-19 test, to reappear at a later date."
  • Concern Citizen (25/09/2020, 15:46) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is not east women, not even suzy does theif
  • Confession (25/09/2020, 16:50) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    You all who defending this thief surely didn’t read the article well?
    It says, during a Police Interview she allegedly admitting to the allegations. That speaks volume.
    She was a fool to do what she did knowing cheques have a paper trail.
    Always remember, “Satan” is NOT our friend so stay away from him and do the right thing.
  • Well (25/09/2020, 17:09) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Another valid reason why employers hesitate to hire locally for these positions .
    • @Well (29/09/2020, 04:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That's BS and also discrimination. A lot of accountants/lawyers/business partners/Investment companies steal or commit fraud as well. And the money ends up in places like the BVI. Have you forgotten Madoff? On a smaller scale, a resulting arrest depends on whether or not the company reports the theft, or allows person to repay the money. So please don't spout your discriminatory notions. Situations are much deeper than you are capable of thought. The ignorance in this place is so...IGNORANT. How some of you have managed to survive this far in life totally escapes me.
  • Lucked up (25/09/2020, 18:24) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Home girl better be glad she pull this s**t off in the BVI where they don’t take things like this serious. Go to court, slap on the wrist, you good. In the US, she would be spending AT LEAST 5 YEARS IN CAMP FED AKA FEDERAL PRISON. WHAT SHE ADMITTED TO DOING IS A SERIOUS CRIME.
  • u (25/09/2020, 18:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ eyes what does that have to do with the price of cheese did he send her to thief some people just can't work around money simple
  • o (25/09/2020, 19:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Deport her to where ?vg
  • P (25/09/2020, 21:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ stickey fingers d worse people on earth is no a thief d worse people on earth is a liear because old people say when u can hide from a thief u can't hide from a liear
    • Sticky fingers (26/09/2020, 09:39) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Did u read what I wrote carefully? I never said a thief is the worst person on earth.
      I said, “One of the Worst” so get it straight.
      Whether it be a thief or a liar, they’re both bad.
      If persons would live within their means & stop hanging their hats where they can’t reach it, they wouldn’t end up in these foolish, embarrassing situation.
  • trrefdrfds (25/09/2020, 22:04) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    The #1 crime in the B.V.I is thief. Probably 95% the the citizens that are currently living here have stolen from another one way or the other. Examples: ( 1.) overcharge , (2) underpay, (3) deliberate late for work. (4) Call in sick when not. and the list goes on, and on, and on. The woman that aledgedly stole $6,900.00 must be held accountible for her evil action. But who has appointed, and gave you sword tongue thieves condemnation rights over her? Stealing fron ithers is the norm in the British Virgin Islands, not the exception. Hypocrites!!!!!!
  • boy i tell you (25/09/2020, 23:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is so embarrassing. I would be ashamed to show my face in public. Knowing Tortola, can you imagine the side looks and snickering when she walk in the supermarket and other public places? Tortola people love drama and gossiping.
  • Co workers (26/09/2020, 06:08) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have worked with this woman for a number of years. She is a very good worker for she has taught me alot of things I didnt know how to do. I know personally also and she is a very kind and humorous woman. I know her life is not usual because she goes through alot and nobody knows. People she has counted on has left her hanging including myself at times I must admit. I often would tell her something isn't right with her life because one person cant go through so much. Persons will talk bad about her but she isn't even a flashy person with hair, fancy fancy clothes, expensive bags, expensive car nothing, so why persons dislike her. She dont even have much friends or really associate with people. She is nearly always by herself. She dont mind persons business like how some of you in hers. Come on man and to show people or most if you commenting on here is her fb friend. You should all unfriend her now because you all dont know how to support your own. Its shameful how you all dragging her and putting her down. That's the real embarrassment there. Then talking about one bvi love my @$$.
  • when (26/09/2020, 06:22) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    When did this crime allegedly happen? Do you know for sure? Do anyone commenting know all the facts? If she is working for the company and I heard from one of her current coworkers she is an exceptional worker , so why go to the police? Why not integrate her first and work it out instead of all this? It is very very hard times for people everywhere and they didn't have to do that. Mourant is a set of morons. I know of incidents where probably some of you same commentors take from the company they worked for and its swept under the rug.
  • vip (26/09/2020, 07:20) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Government fixing and building roads and leaving the citizens hungry and homeless so I dont blame her.
  • Fish again (26/09/2020, 07:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Throw bait to catch whale. Caught hook line and sinker!
  • Grandma (26/09/2020, 16:30) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    maybe the sister have lockdown issues as you know businesses have been lockdown she had plans to repay buy got caught before
  • tola (26/09/2020, 21:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everyone make mistake God will forgive her.
  • Optimist (27/09/2020, 07:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of these comments just shows why the world is the way it is today. The racist remarks, no compassion, no empathy and list goes on. How expat hater get on here? ....why this lady rent issues on here? We all hurting out here due to the set back of the island. Why not call for a prayer chain through social media, so that we can heal all this struggle in the territory.
    • People fail sometimes (28/09/2020, 10:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Let’s have some compassion for her. These comments are hurtful and evil. BVI please stop, do unto others as you would have them to do unto you.

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