Woman accused of stealing & cashing checks from rehab center


The former client of Oasis Empowerment Center allegedly confessed to the crime and said she used the proceeds to pay for rent, food and power.
Guam – A woman is behind bars after she allegedly stole from the facility that was aiding in her rehabilitation.

The Oasis Empowerment Center turned over nine checks they believed were forged to the Guam Police Department.

According to a Magistrate complaint, an Oasis employee recognized one of the names on the checks as a former client: Jessica P. Vicente.

Police say during an interview, Vicente explained that she found the checks in a storage room of the Oasis residence she was staying during her treatment.

Court documents allege she admitted to cashing two of the checks in her name and a third check in her son’s name in order to pay for rent, food and power. The three checks totaled more than $1,500, according to police.

Vicente was charged with theft of property and two counts of forgery. She was booked and confined.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.