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Sep 30, 2016 11:33 AM

NH identity theft ring expected to be operating out of Merrimack

MERRIMACK — Residents of Merrimack, guard your mail and your identity. Police arrested a New York man for allegedly burglarizing a local home and taking mail from it.

Several reports have been made in the last few weeks where residents have received packages to their homes but the packages were addressed to different people. Police believe that the suspects are using stolen personal information, opening up credit cards with high limits and having these cards sent to random homes throughout Merrimack and surrounding communities.

Charles A. Washington, 21, was charged with burglary and theft. He is being held on $25,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 6, according to the Union Leader.

A resident made the call to police regarding a male that had been banging on her front door demanding she turn over mail that had been sent to that address, the UL reports.

He allegedly made his way to another door in the same, single-family home nearby, broke in and took two packages. Police found a credit card with the identity of a California victim inside the packages.

This incident may be in connection with an organized identity theft ring that operates out of New York.

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