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2 facing identity fraud in alleged credit-card spree

PETERBOROUGH — Police have arrested a 21-year-old Peterborough man and have issued an arrest warrant for a 22-year-old Peterborough woman, alleging they both used stolen credit cards to purchase items in Peterborough and online through Amazon.com.

During September, Peterborough detectives investigated numerous incidents of identity fraud and fraudulent use of credit cards that occurred in the Peterborough, Hillsborough, Milford, Amherst and Nashua area, according to Police Chief Scott Guinard. On Sept. 21, police arrested Anthony Heppe, 21 of Peterborough and charged him with two counts of identity fraud, a Class A felony. Heppe allegedly used stolen credit cards at a Red Box kiosk in Peterborough and online at Amazon.com for numerous purchases. He has been released on $10,000 personal recognizance and will be arraigned in 8th Circuit Court in Jaffrey on Nov. 4.

In a statement released Thursday, Guinard said an arrest warrant has been issued for Erin Bishop, 22, of Peterborough. She is also being accused of identity fraud, a Class A felony. Bishop allegedly used stolen credit cards at the Big Apple convenience store and the Red Box kiosk in Peterborough. She is also accused of “acting in concert with Anthony Heppe, purchasing items online through Amazon.com while at Heppe’s residence,” according to the statement.

On Monday, Guinard was unavailable to comment on whether Bishop had been arrested.

Heppe and Bishop could also face charges in Hillsborough, Milford, Amherst and Nashua, according to the statement.

Dave Anderson can be reached at 924-7172, ext. 233 or danderson@ledgertranscript.com. He’s on Twitter at @DaveAndersonMLT.

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