Ten people were arrested last Friday morning at the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas for allegedly posting fake or altered COVID-19 test results on the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Travel Portal, according to a Virgin Islands Police Department press release.
The arrests were carried out by the VI COVID-19 Task Force at about 11:30 a.m.
Arrested were Savonne Hunter, 38, of Lindenhood, NJ; Chalayaa Downing, 29, of New Jersey; Sashay Clegg, 36, of Morrisville, PA; Laurie Downing, 60, of New Jersey; Kim Clegg, 61; Deanna Brittingham, 34. of New Jersey; Albonte Collins, 51, of Pennsylvania; Daisy Fregoni, 54, of Morrisville, PA; Michael Clegg, 30, of New Jersey, and Raheem Thompson, 24, of New Jersey.
All were charged with fraudulent claims upon the government, access to a computer for fraudulent purposes, use of false information, and filing or recording forged instruments.
They were each granted USD$5,500 bail each and was released after each posting 10 percent of the bail amount.
The release stated that the suspects appeared to have traveled together.
None of those arrested tested positive for the coronavirus.