NEW LONDON MAN SENTENCED TO 36 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON ON IDENTITY FRAUD AND CREDIT CARD CHARGES
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: United States Attorney John P. Kacavas announced today that Serge Eric Bayard, of New London, New Hampshire, was sentenced yesterday to 36 months in federal prison after a jury convicted him on credit card and identity fraud charges. Bayard was also sentenced to three years of supervised release which will begin after he is released from prison.
On October 14, 2009, after a three day trial, a jury convicted Bayard on one count of using an unauthorized access device and one count of aggravated identity fraud. The jury heard evidence that Bayard used a VISA account issued in the name of a woman he had been taking care of and who had died in 2008 to travel to New Zealand and to make other purchases after her death. Bayard claimed he was authorized to use the access device issued in the woman’s name. The jury disagreed and returned guilty verdicts on each count.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New London Police Department lead the investigation of this case. The Concord Police Department assisted in the investigation.