Guilty finding in Walmart bomb hoax

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:3AM

A former Rindge Walmart employee has been found guilty of falsely reporting a bomb threat to store management on his last day of work.

James M. Saucier, 20, of Rindge, was sentenced to a 30 day jail sentence and a $500 fine, both suspended for two years of good behavior. He was also ordered to pay $839.66 in restitution to the Rindge Fire Department. 

Saucier was found guilty on March 7, according to court records. The record also shows that Saucier had originally pleaded guilty. 

Saucier was arrested on Jan. 4 and charged with a misdemeanor A level count of disorderly conduct, according to Rindge police. 

Police were first notified of the potential bomb threat by the assistant manager of the store around 7:17 p.m. on Dec. 26. 

Saucier reported that he had received a notification that there was a bomb in the men’s bathroom. It took police and fire officials a little over an hour to investigate the threat. 

People were evacuated from Walmart during the threat investigation, with normal business resuming after no threat was found. Police deemed there was no threat to the public after reviewing surveillance footage.  After he was arrested, police say Saucier admitted he made the threat up. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.