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Cashier faces multiple theft charges | Placed on $40K bail

Jakeya Fergus

An 18-year-old Virgin Gorda resident was placed on $40,000 signed bail after she reportedly charged multiple items to a debit card belonging to a Colombian native.

Charged with three counts of theft is Jakeya Fergus.

She was not required to plead when she made her first appearance before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on Monday.

Allegations

The court heard that earlier this year, the complainant used his bank card to perform a payment transaction at a local supermarket chain where Fergus was employed as a cashier.

On February 7, when he attempted to withdraw cash from an automated teller machine — more commonly referred to as an ATM — he was unable to do so.

The court heard that the baffled man then paid a visit to the main branch on Tortola to make inquiries where the discoveries were made.

A report was subsequently made to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, who launched an investigation into the matter.

The accused was subsequently arrested and charged with the aforementioned offences.

Accused allegedly purchased designer earrings, food

The court heard that the accused charged food and designer earrings to the card.

The first offence occurred on January 28 this year with the purchase of a pair of Gucci earrings valued at $200.

The accused reportedly read the particulars of the card from her cellphone and signed the receipt after informing the cashier that she had forgotten her card at home.

The court heard that the second offence occurred on January 29 while the third occurred on February 13.

She reportedly purchased a round trip ticket to Virgin Gorda for $30, bought a meal from a Virgin Gorda-based restaurant valued at $17.50 and another transaction valued at $219.

The court heard she told the various business places that the card was either broken or that it belonged to her boyfriend.

Attorney Patrick Thompson represents the accused.

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  1. Snoppy says:

    “The accused reportedly read the particulars of the card from her cellphone and signed the receipt after informing the cashier that she had forgotten her card at home.”

    WTF. The cashier should also have been arrested.

    I never knew you were ‘allowed’ to do this!!!

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    • Me neither says:

      I also had no idea this was allowed. If that is legal I needs to change. If not then who ever accepted the payment method needs to be charged something.

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    • @Snoppy says:

      You are absoutlutely correct. The cashier should be FIRED. Why would you process a transaction without the card. See, little criminal had the dumb cashier type in the credit card number on the register. That was some dirty low life S**t that girl did.

    • Pot roast says:

      I agree with you

  2. nah hoo says:

    lock her lil smart t——g arse up

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  3. sad news says:

    VG doesn’t even have an ATM

  4. Hah says:

    She assumed because he’s a foreigner that he was rich and would not notice the money missing. She may have gotten away for longer time if that was the case.

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  5. Dash and dine says:

    The court heard she told the various business places that the card was either broken or that it belonged to her boyfriend.

    SHE IS A CRIMINAL!!!! POINT BLANK

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  6. smh says:

    Rule number 1: NEVER envy somebody for what they have, you never know where or how they get it.

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  7. X says:

    I would love to hear the Lawyer’s defense.

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  8. This girl.... says:

    Is a criminal in training. I tell you what girlie,if you had help yourself to my Debit/credit card, I would have split your M**her F**king wig.

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  9. Real talk says:

    That is why I love Scotia bank as soon as your card is use they Send you a alert even

  10. Glass Animals says:

    Stealing is wrong no matter what.

    With that being said and most importantly understood, I don’t see y’all giving this many fight threats etc to the men who be robbing and stealing. Where’s the equality?

    Threaten to split a n**ga wig too! Y’all really just hate women.

  11. Smh says:

    Love material things huh???? Not even an underwear was the first thing purchased, she went straight for the Gucci lol… Child don’t ever let ur eyes catch fire for other ppl things, let this be a lesson

  12. wow says:

    How is it legal to use your boyfriend’s card? it os your boyfriend not husband. that cashier and others who had no proof of card need to be charged as well for being so foolish.

  13. hmm says:

    Diseased people. 18 fresh out the door. I suspect many of these criminals have mental problems. And see no consequence for their actions. I am sick of them.

    It is easy to tell the truth and be good.

  14. Isabella says:

    “Low Moral State of Mind”….what are our beautiful islands coming to….hmmm

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