St. Thomas, V.I. - Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers identified a wanted 43-year-old male, Halvor Hart having an outstanding warrant by Virgin Island authorities for various fraud related charges.
Hart arrived from St. Maarten on board a Liat Airlines flight and presented himself for CBP inspection at the Cyril E. King Airport.
Once inspected, computer systems indicated a positive match to a National Crime Information Center docket.
An outstanding warrant for Hart details charges by local authorities for obtaining money under false pretense, reselling sold property, fraudulent use of a credit card, receipt of money, goods, and services obtained by fraudulent use of credit cards, principals, participating in fraud on creditors, and embezzlement.
The subject was transferred by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the Virgin Islands Police Department and the V.I. Bureau of Correction.
"Customs and Border Protection is an agency committed to securing our borders while at the same time cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws. CBP officers are always vigilant to detect individuals that have broken our laws and attempt to defeat our justice system." said Marcelino Borges, director of field operations for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.