St. John Man Arrested and Charged with Bank Fraud
St. Thomas, USVI – Davidson L. Alfred, 51, of St. John was arrested today and charged with bank fraud, announced United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe. Alfred appeared in District Court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Wednesday and was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending a detention hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
According to the criminal complaint filed in District Court, Alfred presented forged checks to Banco Popular and FirstBank branches in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. More specifically, Alfred presented eight fraudulent checks totaling $23,150 to Banco Popular and two checks totaling $6,300 to First Bank during a two-month period of time.
If convicted of the offenses charged in the criminal complaint, Alfred faces a statutory maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint is merely a charging document and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim L. Chisholm.