Update: The court dismissed charges against Douglas and Patricia Miller due to lack of evidence and new evidence suggesting they were themselves victims, not perpetrators. Three people were arrested on April 26 and charged with uploading altered COVID-19 documents into the U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Portal.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., officers of the COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force arrested Douglas E. Miller, age 70, and Patricia A. Miller, age 68, both of Boulder, Colorado. In a separate arrest, Task Force officers arrested Kayla Miller, age 20, of Roseville, Michigan.
All three were charged with fraudulent claims upon the government, access to a computer for fraudulent purposes, use of false information, and filing or recording forged instruments.
Potential visitors must post results of a negative COVID-19 test on the V.I. Travel Portal before they can travel to the territory.
Bail was set at $5,500 each. None of the individuals were able to post bail, and they were all turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending their Advice of Rights hearings.