New Ipswich

Man, 28, indicted in Manchester purse theft

MANCHESTER — A New Ipswich man has been indicted on six charges relating to purse nabbing from public places in Manchester in November.

Jonathan Fuller, 28, of New Ipswich was indicted at the Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester on two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, two counts of receiving stolen property, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card and one count of theft by deception, according to court documents.

The charges stem from an allegation that Fuller stole two purses, one from a shopping cart inside a Manchester Market Basket, and the other off a bench inside Chuck E. Cheese, also in Manchester, both on Nov. 20. A driver’s license, Visa and Discover credit cards from one of the purses was found in Fuller’s possession, according to court documents, and Fuller also disposed of a stolen Canon camera by selling it at Good Still Pawn Shop in Manchester on Nov. 21, which resulted in the receiving stolen property charges. Fuller allegedly received $150 for the camera, which led to the theft by deception charge. He also allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase a Hisense tablet, valued at $129, from Walmart.

According to court documents, Fuller had previously been convicted of two counts of receiving stolen property in March 2012 at the Hillsborough County Superior Court, so his new charges of theft and receiving stolen property are classified as Class B felonies, punishable by three and a half years to seven years imprisonment or $4,000 in fines. The charge of fraudulent use of a credit card is a Class A misdemeanor, and is punishable by one year in prison or $2,000 in fines.

Fuller will be arraigned on the Nov. 20 charges, as well as two additional charges of receiving stolen property and theft stemming from incidents that occurred in June, on Jan. 17 at the Superior Court. Fuller was released on a $3,000 corporate surety bond.

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ex. 244, or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaari.

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