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62-year-old Fallbrook woman in custody to avoid prosecution for theft of $122,000

Friday, February 7th, 2014
Issue 06, Volume 18.
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FALLBROOK - A 62-year-old Fallbrook woman was in custody today accused of fleeing the U.S. Virgin Islands to avoid being prosecuted for the theft of $122,000 from her real estate clients, authorities said.

Rosemary Sauter-Frett was arrested a week ago today at her Fallbrook home by the FBI with assistance from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth announced in a statement.

A complaint filed with the District Court of the Virgin Islands dated March 2010 alleges that Sauter-Frett fled St. Thomas after being accused of stealing $122,000 from customers of her company who believed their funds were being held securely in an escrow account.

Prior to the accusations, Sauter-Frett was a successful Realtor and had the largest realty office on St. Thomas, according to the Virgin Islands Daily News, which also reported that she ran an accounting office and a restaurant- bar.

Sauter-Frett is scheduled to appear in federal court next Thursday, Foxworth said.



Comment Profile ImageDR DR
Comment #1 | Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:48 am
Only $122,000 Rosemary? Not worth your freedom, geez!
Comment Profile ImageLee
Comment #2 | Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 2:02 pm
How utterly sad! All this . . . for
Money makes us all prostitutes.
Comment Profile ImageFallbrook res.
Comment #3 | Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 7:07 pm
She ran, shame, shame. If your going to be a crook, at least stand up for you choices. (Ditto #1) Not worth her freedom, looking over her shoulder for life. They still found her!
Comment Profile ImageRusty
Comment #4 | Saturday, Feb 8, 2014 at 10:58 am
The headline certainly reads differently than what the article portrays.
Comment Profile Imagejohn
Comment #5 | Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm
I am from St. Thomas and everyone in the USVI knows that Rosemary Sauter stole close to $3,000.000 from various escrow accounts connected to her ReMax real estate office on the island. When she fled the island, she took millions with her. Rosemary is nothing more than a scam artist.
Comment Profile ImageMom of lots
Comment #6 | Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm
@john: did you mean 3,000,000.00?
Comment Profile ImagePat17rick
Comment #7 | Monday, Apr 7, 2014 at 8:21 am
Yes, it was 3 million. I can't provide the link here, but if you go to you can read the story from her bail hearing in the VI.

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