Created on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 07:36
Written by Jaime Elliott
V.I. Police Department officers arrested Steve Gregoire, 32, of Cruz Bay around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, and charged him with stealing $3,680 from a safe in the ticket office at Cruz Bay’s Loredon Boynes Sr. Ferry Dock.
Gregoire was advised of his rights on Wednesday, March 7, before V.I. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Kathleen Mackay, who upheld charges of Grand Larceny against the Cruz Bay resident, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News.
The theft was reported on Tuesday, February 7, by Transportation Services of St. John employees, who told police that the last time the safe had been cleared was February 3, according to the report.
When an employee went to clear the safe on February 6, the door came off in her hand and about $3,680 in cash was missing, according to the V.I. Daily News report.
VIPD officers interviewed a witness who said that Gregoire frequently visits employees at the ferry dock office, according to the report.
According to court records, Gregoire was at the ticket office on February 6, and was spotted bending over the counter and breaking the safe door, according to the V.I. Daily News report.
Mackay allowed Gregoire to post $1,000 of a $10,000 appearance bond, to secure his release, according to the report.