Nashua man arrested for financial exploitation

Adam Urquhart James Brunelle was arrested on a warrant for Financial Exploitation of an Elderly, Disabled or Impaired Adult.

NASHUA – After a two-plus month investigation, Nashua Police arrested James Brunelle, 43, of 2 Sheridan St., Nashua, on an arrest warrant for financial exploitation of an elderly, disabled or impaired adult, a class A felony.

The arrest was made at 8:55 p.m. Thursday by members of the Nashua Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit.

NPD’s investigation involved missing or stolen Social Security checks, officials said.

According to police, detectives identified Brunelle, who was known to the alleged victim, as the suspect and were able to determine that he was using the alleged victim’s Social Security checks and keeping the money for his own personal use.

After detectives obtained a warrant for Brunelle charging him with with the felony, he was held on $11,000 cash bail.

NPD asks if anyone has any further information regarding this case to call the department’s Crime Line at 603-589-1665.

Adam Urquhart can be reached at 594-1206 or aurquhart@nashuatelegraph.com.