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Crime / Virgin Islands / August 22, 2018

ST. JOHN — Shaquan Brodie, 21, formerly of St. John, was sentenced today on an information that charged him with making fraudulent insurance claims against the United States Postal Service, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert has announced.

District Court Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller sentenced Brodie to 3 years probation and 6 months of home detention. Magistrate Miller also ordered Brodie to perform 80 hours of community service and pay $14,227.01 in restitution to the postal service.

According to court documents, Brodie filed 201 fraudulent claims for insurance against the postal service totaling in excess of $47,000. Brodie represented to the postal service that the items were either lost, stolen or damaged when he knew that his claims were false. The postal service paid Brodie $14,227.01 on his fraudulent claims.

This case was investigated by the USPS-Office of Inspector General and the US Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

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