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Brattleboro Police Department Press Releases. 

Fraud

James C Lohr, 60 of Wardsboro

Officer Cable

On 10/24/14 an officer of the Brattleboro Police Department was requested to investigate fraudulent use of a credit card. Investigation led to the arrest of James Lohr, 60 of Wardsboro. Lohr was issued a citation to appear at court at a later time and date to answer to the charge of False Pretenses or Tokens.

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Larceny, Fraudulent use of credit card, attempted false impersonation

Jeannine A. Soukup, 43, of Brattleboro

Officer Eaton

On August 20, 2014, Brattleboro Police received a report of a stolen credit card and two declined attempts to use that credit card. One was at an ATM in a supermarket in Brattleboro and the other at a Hotel in New Jersey. The investigation lead to Soukup being charged with larceny of the card, fraudulent use of a credit card and attempted false impersonation. She was cited to appear in court at a later date.

 

Petit Larceny, Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

Amanda Krause, 34 year old female from Brattleboro

Officer M. Petlock

On September 6, 2014, the Brattleboro Police Department received a report that a wallet had been stolen out of a pocket book, while inside a store on Main Street in Brattleboro. After further investigation, Amanda Krause was subsequently issued a criminal citation, ordering her into court at a later date, for the above charges.

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Bad check

Kristian P. Branley (24) of Stratton, VT

Sgt. Carignan

The Brattleboro police received a complaint from Auto Mall that Kristian Branley had passed a bad check to them for $4855.86 to pay for a snow plow. Police investigated this incident and on 7/17/14 Branley was charged with the offense of passing a bad check. He was issued a citation and released.

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Fraud

On 4/8/2014 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a fraud complaint. Investigation showed that subjects claiming to be from Microsoft and/or "Microsystems" have been able to gain access to private computers. Victims are being called by a "Nielson Paul" from a Skype phone number. Victims are being told their computer is "about to crash" and their computer screen is allegedly being controlled by this caller. Victims are being told they are entitled to a refund from the company "Nielson Paul" is representing. Victims are being asked to forward funds to an account in an unknown location in India so that they may verify the victim's account and refund the money owed. DO NOT wire money to unknown people or locations. If contacted by someone from a well known company and you are unsure of the validity, offer them to call back later. Verify with the actual company that what you are being contacted about is legitimate. For any questions contact Officer Cable of the Brattleboro Police Department at (802) 257-7950.

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Fraud

Date of Incident:   11-03-13/1538

Officer Cerreto

Jeffrey Stratton 33

On November 3, 2013 the Brattleboro Police arrested Jeffrey Stratton and charged him with Fraud.

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