Attempted $700 Londonderry liquor buy leads to arrest of Mass. man for identity fraudBy CHRIS GAROFOLO
Union Leader Correspondent
October 10. 2017 3:56PM
LONDONDERRY – A Massachusetts man is facing 10 felony counts of identity fraud after being found with 21 different credit cards at the time of his arrest.
Jammy Alphonse, 23, of 15 County Road, Everett, Mass., was arrested Oct. 6 in North Dartmouth, Mass. for identity fraud, receiving stolen property and attempting to commit credit card fraud.
The charges stem from an incident the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2016, when police received a fraud reported from the New Hampshire State Liquor Outlet at Garden Lane. When police responded, they spotted a white BMW with Massachusetts plates matching a description provided by the store at the nearby Wendy’s restaurant. A similar car had been reported after an earlier identity fraud at the liquor store in Bedford.
Police braced the driver, who identified himself as Stanley Julce but later was identified as Alphonse. Police found a debit card with the name “Stanley Harris” in his possession and multiple credit and gift cards on the floor of the vehicle, in his wallet and right pant leg, according to police. Marijuana baggies also were allegedly found.
Fingerprint analysis eventually determined that Julce was actually Alphonse, who had a criminal history in the Bay State.
Liquor store employees questioned by police said Alphonse and another man, identified as Saumaro Bernard, tried to buy $700 worth of product with a card. When a store employee asked for identification and said the store would have to confirm funds were in the account, the men retrieved the card and left.
Londonderry police say the cards appear to have been made by the men. Investigators found imperfections such as no printed numbers on some and others not matching the magnetic strip or “valid thru” dates.
On Jan. 25, Londonderry police learned one of the cards used by Alphonse in the prior Bedford incident belonged to a woman in Houston. The card, which was originally a blank that had been embossed with the woman’s information, was used at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston and at a nearby T-Mobile store.
Police say Alphonse attempted to rent rooms in other hotels under different names and with different illegal cards. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of 21 different cards, bearing the names of 10 different victims from around the country.
Alphonse was arraigned Tuesday morning and held in lieu of $10,000 cash or surety bail. He is scheduled to appear Oct. 17 in 10th Circuit Court in Derry for a probable cause hearing at 12:45 p.m.