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District of New Hampshire

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Massachusetts Resident Sentenced For Using Counterfeit Traveler's Checks

CONCORD, N.H.  James Jones, 49, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to uttering and possessing counterfeit securities, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

 On June 25, 2009, Jones attempted to use a counterfeit $100 American Express Traveler’s Check to buy a sandwich at a grocery store in Salem, New Hampshire.  The cashier who received the check reported the matter to his supervisor.  As the supervisor examined the check, Jones left the store and was arrested in the store’s parking lot by a Salem police officer.

            After Jones was transported to the Salem Police Department, he admitted to a police officer and a Special Agent for the United States Secret Service that the check was counterfeit.

Jones was sentenced to time served and two years of supervised release.

            The case was investigated by the Salem Police Department and the United States Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Kinsella.

Updated April 13, 2015