St. Thomas Woman’s Bank Scheme Leads to Grand Larceny Charges

A woman on St. Thomas was arrested Saturday and charged with grand larceny, the V.I. Police Department reported Sunday.

Khadijah Smith, 27, was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on St. John Saturday when a warrant was issued for her arrest. Smith was turned over to VIPD and arrested on St. Thomas and charged with grand larceny, obtaining money by
false pretenses, access to computer for fraudulent purposes, and embezzlement
by fiduciary, according to the police report.

VIPD began an investigation in August when the St. Thomas Federal Credit Union reported Smith, a former employee, transferred monies from members’ accounts into her personal checking account, the report stated.

Bail for Smith was set at $10,000. She was unable to post bail and remanded to the Bureau of Corrections, pending her advice of rights hearing, police said.