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Monday, Oct 26, 2020

East End woman charged for stealing cheques totalling $6,900

East End woman charged for stealing cheques totalling $6,900

A female resident of East End, Tortola, has been arrested and charged for allegedly stealing and using pre-signed cheques valuing $6,900 from an offshore law firm.

Monique Hodge-George, 47, has been charged with 2 Counts of Theft and has since been granted $10,000 bail with one signed surety, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in its Arrest Blotter for September 13-19, 2020.

Police said they arrested Hodge-George on Saturday, September 19, 2020, a day after the alleged crime.

Allegations


According to further information reaching our newsroom, an individual from Mourant Ozannes Offshore Law reported that employee Monique Hodge-George stole monies in pre-signed company cheques.

Our newsroom was informed that Hodge-George was employed with Mourant Ozannes Offshore Law between 2018 and 2020 at different periods throughout the years.

According to reports, that law firm’s audit for September 2020 revealed two (2) cheques, totaling $6,900, were missing.

It was further discovered that both cheques were used.

Hodge-George was arrested on suspicion of theft and during a police interview she allegedly admitted to the allegation.

She is to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on October 28, 2020.

See other arrests for September 13 to 19, 2020:


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