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Paul Mangiafico, 21, of 51 1/2 Chestnut St., Nashua

Charged with forgery, simple assault x3, criminal threatening and possession of marijuana

Arrested April 11, 2012 by Nashua Police
Friday, April 13, 2012

Nashua man charged with selling another man’s automobile

Nashua – Police say a city man saw an opportunity when a neighbor was away for a few weeks and tried to cash in.

Police arrested Paul Mangiafico, 21, of 511⁄2 Chestnut St., around 9 a.m. Wednesday and charged him with forgery. Mangiafico sold his neighbor’s car, police said.

Another Chestnut Street resident returned home recently after being out of town for most of the winter and found his car missing from his driveway. The car was later found in Massachusetts, where police learned it had been sold to an unsuspecting buyer, police said.

Mangiafico is charged with forging the bill of sale to make the sale, police said.

Police eventually found the car – a 1997 Ford Escort that sold for $150 – in a junkyard in Billerica, the buyer having sold it himself, Nashua Police Lt. Michael Moushegian said.

Moushegian didn’t know what condition the car is in now.

Mangiafico is also facing three counts of simple assault, criminal threatening and possession of marijuana stemming from a separate incident in which he is accused of confronting a 15-year-old boy near Central and Chestnut streets on April 9, police said.

Mangiafico was held on $4,000 cash or surety bail pending his arraignment at Nashua district court on Thursday, police said.

The Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison, plus fines. The misdemeanors from the April 9 incident are each punishable by up to a year in jail, plus fines.