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St. Croix Woman Impersonates Deceased Mother

Police arrested a St. Croix woman Saturday for impersonating her deceased mother and selling property that she did not own, the V.I. Police Department reported.

On Dec. 3, 2021, the Economic Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into obtaining money by false pretense complaint. The investigation revealed that Lydia Robles impersonated her deceased mother and forged her signature on a Contract of Sale, which caused her to receive $42,000 in payment from the complainant for a property located in Williams Delight that she does not own. The complainant also made renovations on the home valued at $70,000 to later discover that he did not own the property, according to the police report.

As a result of this investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Robles on April 13, 2022, which was also entered into the National Crime Information Center database, the police report stated.

On Saturday, the Economic Crimes Unit was notified by the United States Customs and
Border Protection office in reference to Robles being present at the Henry E. Rohlsen
Airport. Lydia Robles, 72, was served the arrest warrant, advised of her Miranda Rights, and placed under arrest without incident. Robles was subsequently booked and charged with obtaining money by false pretense, forgery, grand larceny, and attempting or passing forged or counterfeit matters, the report stated.

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