Submitted by Newsline 340 on December 27, 2011
Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives on St. Thomas have arrested former senator 53-year-old Stephen "Smokey" Frett. Frett was arrested on Tuesday, December 27 at about 7:30 p.m. He was charged with Buying, Receiving or Possessing Stolen Property valued at more than $100.
Police said Frett was observed by surveillance cameras on Tuesday, December 13 leaving the Office Max store in the Tutu Park Mall with unpaid merchandise. Frett was arrested on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands which was signed on December 22. His bail was set at $10,000. Following his court appearance, Frett was released on his own recognizance.