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UPDATE: Female SSU officer accused of stealing monies using ATM card

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A female police officer attached to the Special Services Unit (SU) has been suspended from duty and charged with multiple counts of theft for stealing monies using her colleague’s ATM card.

Police said 20-year-old Woman Police Constable 830 Vana Velia Sonson of Saltibus, Choiseul was today, Thursday, Dec. 20 charged for 21 counts of stealing between November 10 and December 14, 2012.  She was arrested yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 19 by officers of the Major Crimes Unit.

She received $8,500 bail when she appeared in the First District Court in Castries today, Thursday, Dec. 20.

The matter was adjourned to January 18, 2012.

Police said Sonson is a police officer of two years service within the Royal St. Lucia Police Force, and at the time of her arrest she was attached to SSU.

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22 comments

  1. what a load of bs comin from some of the posts on here. without evidence you are quick to say fire her or its right or se police la ....., its amazing how none of you are pure and without sin, yet you are the first to judge. to all of you, i say, dont judge me b4 u know me , because in the end you will just be making a fool out of yourself.crap is crap and enough is enuf, unless ur me or the persons directly involved u dont know whats going on, so keep ur biased, self centered, and rather STUPID comments to yourself, i am certain, ur mouth is surprised at the crap ur brain can think of saying....#look within urself

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  2. shame on that young lady..greed

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  3. too bad for her........... why u did dat uh, givin choiseulan a ditry name.

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  4. its a shame dat she took her frens card after she told her to get money from the bank for her and went bac and stole it..smheven collectin her month’s pay….some ppl to desperate whether its the police or not…and after bein caught sayin she borrowed the ,oney she will pay it bac…..sigh..now u have to pay triple wat was taken

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  5. You all are so quick to publish her name. Tells you how bias some can be. She has no big name after her, no wonder you all were so quick to let the public know who she is.

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  6. They are so quick to write her name and say where she comes from. From her last name you can tell she is not from some high class family. If she was they would never say. They are so bias.

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  7. Definitely should not be condoned but..."let he/she who is without sin cast the first stone"

    It is very likely that there MAY be extenuating circumstances which led to her actions. She is in the best position to offer an explanation for her ALLEGED actions and a judge will decide.

    My opinion of course.

    I pray that it gets resolved fairly.

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  8. I hope they judge make a good example out of her cause them ssu/police always doing nosense not showing up for court selling out the public when we give information to help them out and don`t forget how the treat some of the ppl who sell a weed to help the family and kids out.Am not saying selling drugs is right but half of the drugs on the streets are sell out by police officers themselves. Hope she gets some good time where she once loved to send ppl.And i hope the police force do some serious back ground check on those to come i know a few if they get in is trouble awaiting the new list to see the name .

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  9. Well innocent till proven guilty come on now give her a break

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    • innocent till proven guilty that is true but if they proved her innocent that still doesn't mean she did not do the crime cause she can still be proven innocent and she knows well she did the crime sorry but that's how the judicial system work

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  10. I wonder what the various amounts were. I'm guessing this will determine as to how much time she gets. Remember people that no one is perfect and we all have our faults. I'm wondering what were her reasonings behind the theft though. Was it pure greed and maliciousness or was there some other reason. Not condoning what she did. Simply trying to get down deeper in the matter.

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  11. no one knows y she did it,she shouldn't have in her situation because i wish she could have dealt with it in a better way.no one should condemn her and say all police the same and all.no one should judge her.with all ur who should i trust and fire her.but it is disappointing.but do not go around judging her.i wish she dealt with her situation in a better manner

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    • In her capacity as a police officer in whom trust is placed, she should be rebuked just like Jesus did the gamblers in the temple. People are quick to say not to judge but as long as she is found guilty she should be rebuked and punished. We like to sweep things under the carpet too much in the name of love. Yes we all do things we are not supposed to do and I am sure she knew what she was doing was wrong.

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      • no one said she should not be rebuked.get your facts right.have u heard what some ppl are saying with no facts?they don't know half of what's going on and they spreading it?that's what i really hate about ppl.whether wrong or right they just talking without thinking.some that is.anyways that's what happens in this world

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  12. Nothing new. Let's move on, next.

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  13. What a shame..I hope the judicial system make an example out of her..treat her like she was an ordinary civilian and give her what is due to her in terms of punishment

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  14. Da biggest set of thieves in st lucia are da police offers day ban voleh.
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  15. Thieves, murderers, drug dealers, u name it the police force has it. Why suspend? She still gets half her pay right? Fire her, would u really consider putting a convicted thief back on the force? smh. Voleh ah

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  16. What a shame who can I trust hmmm

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