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STT Realtor Rosemary Sauter??
What is the status of her whereabouts? Has she been found? Thanks.
They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
the sinners are much more fun...
You know that only the good die young.
Criminals usually go back to places they are familiar with. She was found and arrested in California
Sauter Arrested in San Diego
BY SOURCE STAFF — JANUARY 31, 2014
Rosemary Sauter, the St. Thomas realtor who disappeared from the territory in early 2010, allegedly taking millions of dollars in client money with her, was arrested by the FBI Thursday in San Diego.
FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth, of the bureau's San Diego office, said Sauter was arrested near Fallbrook, Calif., without incident. She was arrested by FBI agents with the assistance of deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, pursuant to a federal arrest warrant.
On Friday, Sauter was fingerprinted and photographed at the FBI San Diego Field Office and booked into San Diego's Metropolitan Correctional Center.
V.I. Attorney General Vincent Frazer said Friday afternoon he expects his office to bring her back to the territory for prosecution.
-This is her past conviction information.
"Rosemary Sauter came to St. Thomas a felon — guilty of swindling a California development company out of more than $25,000 in 1981 — and lied about her conviction so that she could sell real estate in the Virgin Islands.
An investigation by The Daily News has found that Sauter was arrested in 1983 and accused of taking more than $25,000 from Lewis W. Douglas Development Co. in February and March of 1981, when she was 29 years old."
She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 120 days in the San Francisco County Jail and five years’ probation for felony grand theft.
It was inevitable that she'd eventually be tracked down. Back when she was first convicted in the 80s the tracking technology was in its infancy but the advances in that technology has resulted in countless of her ilk being apprehended worldwide. It's also made it far easier to track down past records which even in recent years past entailed huge and time-consuming efforts to unearth and for most individuals and agencies wasn't worth the effort and expense.
Felons and miscreants "hiding out" here and running local businesses were very common just a few decades ago but that's rapidly changed and nowhere is much of a safe haven these days.
Probably false hope to think that she still has left some of that money she stole so that those she defrauded can at least get something back - but many will at least feel some vindication when she's sitting behind bars where she belongs.
Great line this morning. A lady looked at the picture of Rosemary on the front page of today's Daily News (from a court appearance before she absconded) with the headline "Sauter in court today" and said, "Can't she buy a new dress for court?" LOL
From the article, it seems she just bought an airline ticket to Miami and left the airport with 4 pieces of luggage in 2010.