This evening Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force of Tortola, Virgin Islands say they have made significant strides in its ongoing efforts to combat financial crimes in the British Virgin Islands.

They have since announced that Romaine Baird, 34, of Pasea Estate, has been charged with Theft, Obtaining Property by Deception, and Possession of Proceeds of Criminal Conduct. 

The force says, “The allegations stem from an investigation that lasted several months in 2023. It is alleged that Mr. Baird unlawfully acquired and utilized someone’s card for unauthorized transactions totaling over $19,000 locally and internationally.”

Additionally, Commissioner of Police Mark Collins states, “We take allegations of financial misconduct seriously and are committed to thoroughly investigating such matters. Our dedicated officers have worked diligently over several months to uncover the truth in this case. We will continue to collaborate with local and international authorities to ensure justice is served and uphold the integrity of our financial systems.”

Mr. Baird was granted bail in the Sum of $40,000 to appear at the Magistrate’s Court on April 24th, 2024.