Credit fraud

Nashua man charged with multiple counts of identity and credit fraud

CONCORD, NH – A Nashua man has been charged in Hillsborough County South District Court with four counts of identity theft and two counts of fraudulent credit card use, according to the District Attorney General’s Office. New Hampshire.

Dujae Richards, 30, falsely identified himself as an 89-year-old man to New York Life Insurance Company and American Express to get loans and a credit card, according to a press release from the attorney general’s office . The state is asking for an extended prison sentence on each charge due to the people’s age and vulnerability while impairing the senior’s ability to manage their property and finances. Richards faces 10 to 30 years and a $4,000 fine on each count if convicted.

Between October 21 and November 11, 2020, Richards posed as a New York Life Insurance Company senior and received an undisclosed loan amount. From August to October 2020, Richards knowingly acquired and used credit cards in the elderly victim’s name and purchased more than $3,000 worth of goods and services, the attorney general’s office said.

This case was investigated by Anna Brewer-Croteau of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Nashua Police Department and the New Hampshire Department of Insurance.