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Anna’s Retreat Woman Arrested, Charged with Fraud

The V.I. Police Department on Monday morning arrested Maria Antoinette Rhymer Smith, age 56 of Anna’s Retreat on St. Thomas, on a warrant issued by the Superior Court charging her with fraudulent use of a credit card and possession of stolen property.

According to police detectives of the Economic Crime Unit made the arrest at around 8:30 a.m., Feb. 22.

Rhymer Smith, the caretaker of an elderly female, is accused of taking the elderly woman’s credit card and using it without authorization for her own personal gain.

Rhymer Smith was released after posting bail pending her advice of rights hearing.

In a news release announcing the arrest, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor reminded the public that taking advantage of elderly residents will result in the pursuit of prosecution by the VIPD.

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“I commend our Economic Crime Unit for pursuing those who victimize our elderly residents. This practice will not be tolerated,” Velinor said.

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