ST. THOMAS, V. I – A 25-year-old St. Thomas woman has been advised
of her rights on a single charge of embezzlement.
Abbott of Altona appeared before Magistrate Henry Carr III on Wednesday for her
initial court hearing following her arrest on Feb. 19.
Carr ruled that there was probable cause to sustain the charge and to move the
case forward. He then allowed Abbott to be released from custody by posting a $10,000
unsecured appearance bond and ordered her to abide by a number of court-imposed
bail conditions, which include having no contact with witnesses and
surrendering her passport.
to a probable cause fact sheet filed by Officer Felipe Pereira, Abbott worked
as a cashier at the Home Depot store. Video surveillance footage obtained from
the store showed Abbott taking money from the store’s cash register. Abbott
admitted to her employer and police that she stole about $5,000 over the period
Dec. 9, 2016 to Feb. 18.
also used another employee’s ID to pilfer the money and passed merchandise
without ringing up the merchandise causing a loss to the company, according to
Abbott is scheduled to return to court on Mar.
9 for her arraignment hearing, at which she will formally answer to the charge.