Nov 14, 2015 2:00 PM

72-year-old Keene man convicted in Craiglist scam

KEENE - A 72-year-old Keene man was convicted in a Craigslist scam where he solicited security deposits for a rental house in Seattle that he did not own.

According to the Keene Sentinel, Roger H. Brisson was convicted of theft by deception and sentenced to two to five years in prison, suspended for five years on condition of good behavior. Brisson will remain on probation for three years.

Brisson also was sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence for failing to register his address as a convicted sex offender.

Police arrested Brisson in December 2014, after executing a search warrant of his Marlboro Street home.

Police say Brisson put a fake advertisement on Craigslist for a rental house in Seattle that he did not own and used a fake name, then asked an interested renter for a $3,100 security deposit to be wired to his “brother” Roger Brisson.

An alleged victim of Brisson’s alerted local law enforcement to his online activities, Keene police said.

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