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Woman arrested after allegedly defrauding her sick father

-Father suffers with Alzheimer & was taken to withdraw cash on two occasions
December 10th, 2022 | Tags: USVI arrest assault charges
Mugshot of Wanda Reyes. Photo: USVIPD

FREDERIKSTED, St. Croix, USVI - A woman who allegedly defrauded her father out of $1,000 by taking him to an ATM machine to withdraw money, although she knew he suffers with Alzheimer’s and was incapable of providing consent, was arrested Thursday, the USVIPD has announced.

According to police, on August 15 detectives with the V.I.P.D.'s Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into 45-year-old Wanda Reyes after a complaint was filed with the police department.

The investigation revealed that Reyes knowingly and intentionally defrauded her elderly father by taking him to Oriental Bank to conduct two separate cash withdrawals totaling $1,000, knowing that he suffers from Alzheimer’s and was incapable to provide consent. 

On Thursday at about 9:52 a.m., detectives with the Economic Crimes Unit executed an arrest warrant located at plot 62 Bethlehem Village, where Reyes was read her Miranda Rights and placed under arrest without incident. 

Reyes was transported to the Wilbur Francis Police Operation Building and subsequently processed by a forensic technician.

She was charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, and grand larceny.

Unable to post bail of $20,000, Reyes was remanded to the John Bell Adult Correctional Facility pending her advisement hearing scheduled for Friday, December 9 at the V.I. Superior Court on St. Croix.



8 Responses to “Woman arrested after allegedly defrauding her sick father ”

  • Well Well (10/12/2022, 15:34) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Someone has to be jealous over 1,000.00
  • scat (10/12/2022, 18:41) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    The love of money, one will steal from their own parents.
  • plain and simple (10/12/2022, 19:23) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    If you defraud your own sick father, you are a crook in my book and there is a special seat in hell for you.
  • Take Notice (10/12/2022, 23:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope you all realize that the news in the USVI seldom puts nationality in their headlines unless it’s one of us caught smuggling.
  • herbs power (11/12/2022, 00:27) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    If she is who taking care of him there is nothing wrong with that.
    • @herbs power (11/12/2022, 09:13) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      You are a dishonest person and here’s why. You talking about she is talking care of him and there is nothing wrong with that. That is her father and you are saying she should be paid for taking care of her father. Who was taking care of her snot nose little ass when she was little free of charge.
    • Junie (11/12/2022, 14:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If she was taking care of him, this could never have gotten ti the police with her being arrested and charged.
  • Good Alzheimers. (11/12/2022, 04:35) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Atlease he remember his pin number, or, maybe she knows the pin # and just took him there as a distraction knowing the ATM cameras will pick the old man up being there...Why she didn't just ask him.? Or maybe she did ask him and he said yes, but some jealous, envious family decided he is in no position to say yes...But if he agree to give her the money and willingly goes with her and punch in his pin# and the amt without assistance. Then it's a legit transaction and the police needed to stay out of it, means his Alzheimers ain't that bad .

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