Man Charged After Scamming 81-Year-Old Man

ST. CROIX, USVI – On June 11 at approximately 9:25 a.m., detectives of the VIPD Economic Crime Unit arrested Jose Bermudez, age 49 of Bugby Hole on an arrest warrant, charging him with Obtaining Money by False Pretense, Embezzlement by Bailee, and Grand Larceny.

Bermudez is accused of scamming an 81-year-old male victim out of over $7,000 back in 2019. The money was given to Bermudez to purchase vehicles, which the victim never received.

Bail for Bermudez was set at $20.000. He was unable to post bail, and he was subsequently turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing.