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Nashua man convicted of stealing more than $166K from elderly resident

By Christopher Roberson - Staff Writer | Oct 28, 2023

NASHUA – The state Attorney General’s Office announced on Oct. 25 that Dujae Richards, 31, of Nashua, was found guilty of swindling an elderly resident out of more than $166,000 over the course of six months.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, Richards moved in with an 88-year-old man, known only as T.H., in August 2020. At the time, T.H. had limited mobility and vision.

After offering to assist T.H. with managing his finances, Richards illegally obtained a credit card linked to T.H.’s American Express account. He also gained access to T.H.’s accounts at TD Bank and an annuity at New York Life Insurance.

From August 2020 to February 2021, Richards took more than $166,000 from T.H. to pay off personal debts and fund a vacation at a Las Vegas casino.

Following the five-day trial, the jury determined that Richards took full advantage of the fact that T.H. was 88 years old at the time and was suffering from mobility and vision problems. Richards was found guilty of 12 counts of identity fraud, three counts of credit card fraud and one count of theft by unauthorized taking.

Richards now faces up to 30 years in prison for each conviction and a fine of up to $4,000 for each conviction.

Richards will be sentenced on Jan. 29, 2024.


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