Employee arrested on theft charge

NASHUA — Officers arrested Christopher Hopf, 40, of 30 Lancaster Road, Shirley, Massachusetts, for alleged felony theft.

In October, officers responded to a business at 55 Northeastern Blvd. in Nashua for a report of employee theft. It was alleged that Hopf was manipulating the cards in a card game to produce a winning hand. Additionally, it was learned that Hopf acted in concert with one of the players, who benefited financially from the alleged fraudulent card dealing. Warrants were issued for theft for both subjects.

This felony is punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment, exclusive of fines. Hopf was released from custody on his own personal recognizance. Hopf is scheduled for March 21 arraignment at the Hillsborough County Superior Court-South.