TWO MEN PLEAD GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY
INVOLVING COUNTERFEIT TRAVELER’S CHEQUES IN SEABROOK
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – United States Attorney John P. Kacavas reports that two men from Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to possess and pass counterfeit American Express Traveler’s Cheques at several stores in Seabrook, New Hampshire.
Gary C. Holly-Frazier, and Kevin M. Wells, Jr., were arrested by the Seabrook Police Department on September 7, 2009, based on complaints from area merchants that they and a third man had paid for items with counterfeit American Express Traveler’s Cheques. The men were apprehended in the vicinity of the stores at which counterfeit traveler’s cheques were passed. Subsequent investigation by the Seabrook Police Department and the United States Secret Service revealed that the men possessed or had passed a total of $6500 in counterfeit traveler’s cheques.
Today, in U.S. District Court in Concord, New Hampshire, Holly-Frazier and Wells pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess and pass counterfeit American Express Traveler’s Cheques. After accepting their guilty pleas, the court ordered each man released under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office pending their sentencing hearings. Holly-Frazier is scheduled to be sentenced on April 22, 2010, and Wells is scheduled to be sentenced on April 23, 2010.
Each man faces a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison and a possible maximum fine of $250,000.
This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Seabrook Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Zuckerman.