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Accomplice Arrested on St. Croix in Bank Scheme Case

A St. Croix man was arrested and charged as an accomplice in a bank scheme, the V.I. Police Department reported on Saturday.

Hector Bermudez Jr., 61, was arrested and charged on Friday with forgery, obtaining money by false pretense and grand larceny, according to the police report.

On May 9, detectives began an investigation on Bermudez Jr. that revealed
that sometime in April, while Ariel Petersen Sr. was washing the victim’s
vehicle, Petersen Sr. took the victim’s checkbook from his vehicle, then wrote two
checks in the amount of $500 each. One check was written out to himself, Ariel
Petersen Sr. and the other check was written to an accomplice without the
victim’s permission. Subsequently, both checks were cashed at Moe’s Gas Station,
causing the business to suffer a loss of $1,000.

Bail was set at $20,000. Unable to post bail Bermudez Jr. was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing, police said.

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