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Police: N.J. man used NH resident's wireless account for fraud

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

December 05. 2017 9:44PM

Jestin Almanzar 



NASHUA — A New Jersey man was arrested last Friday in Nashua on charges he fraudulently ordered five iPhone X phones — valued at $5,000 — using a Mont Vernon resident’s Verizon Wireless account.

According to Nashua police Lt. Craig Allard, on Nov. 30th a Mont Vernon resident noticed suspicious activity on their Verizon Wireless account statement.

According to police, five new lines of service were created and five iPhone X phones valued at $5,000 were fraudulently ordered. Mont Vernon police were notified, and they determined the package of phones was scheduled for delivery by United Parcel Service (UPS) to 3 Whipple St. in Nashua.

An investigator from the Mont Vernon Police Department contacted UPS security along with Nashua police, who tracked the package’s arrival to the sorting facility.

On Dec. 1, a man arrived at 3 Whipple St. to take custody of the package while displaying a fake U.S. passport card and a fraudulent Capital One credit card.

The man, identified as Jestin Almanzar, 20, of Fort Lee, N.J., was stopped by police while in possession of the package of phones and fake identification cards, police said.

As a result of an on-scene investigation, Almanzar was arrested on one count of forgery and one count of identity fraud.

Almanzar was held on $7,500 cash/surety bail. The investigation is ongoing, with additional charges possible, police said.


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