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

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.

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

  1. DR DR   February 7, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Only $122,000 Rosemary? Not worth your freedom, geez!

  2. Lee   February 7, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    How utterly sad! All this . . . for
    Money makes us all prostitutes.

  3. Fallbrook res.   February 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!

  4. Rusty   February 8, 2014 at 10:58 am

    The headline certainly reads differently than what the article portrays.

  5. john   February 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.

  6. Mom of lots   February 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    @john: did you mean 3,000,000.00?

  7. Pat17rick   April 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Yes, it was 3 million. I can’t provide the link here, but if you go to stthomassource.com you can read the story from her bail hearing in the VI.


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