A woman was extradited from Florida to face criminal charges in the USVI, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Lissette Algarin-Felix, 52, was extradited from Florida to face criminal charges by V.I. Dept. of Justice agents (VIDOJ). Algarin-Felix had been eluding the law since her brother, co-defendant Ricardo Algarin’s arrest on April 6. DOJ investigation revealed that the two defrauded an elderly man for over $70,000.
Algarin-Felix appeared in Superior Court Sept 12, where the Court found probable cause to charge her with obtaining money by false pretenses, embezzlement, identity theft, forgery, and counterfeiting, filing or recording forged instruments, conspiracy, grand larceny, acting in Assumed Character, intentional access, alteration, damage or destruction, and financial exploitation of an elder or dependent adult.
At her arraignment, Algarin-Felix entered a plea of not guilty to all charges, and bail was set at $35,000 with the posting of ten percent with the balance posted as unsecured.
It was further ordered that the Algarin-Felix sign a Waiver of Extradition to secure her release; a pretrial conference is scheduled on Nov. 18.
If convicted, she faces up to fifteen years in prison.