The treasurer of the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee was charged last week with 16 counts of theft and one count of forgery, according to a five-sentence press release police issued on Dec. 13.

Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department charged Luz Sanchez, 45, of Nottingham Estate, following a report and a “comprehensive investigation,” the release stated.

She was bailed until an appearance at the Magistrates’ Court scheduled for last Friday, according to police.

They did not provide further information on the matter.

“Investigations are active and ongoing,” the release stated. “Therefore, no further details can be given at this time.”

Police gave no indication that the arrest was in connection with the VIFFC or its duties.

VIFFC Chairman Dirk Walters told the Beacon on Tuesday that he had “no personal comment on that matter, as it doesn’t relate to myself or VIFFC.”

He added that the executive committee will meet soon and issue “an official response.”

Cabinet decided on April 6 to appoint Ms. Sanchez VIFFC treasurer effective April 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2024.