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Nashua police arrest three on fraud charges

NASHUA – A Maryland woman and two Florida men face various fraud allegations after their Wednesday arrests in Nashua.

At 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a theft in which identification and credit cards were allegedly stolen. During the course of the investigation, officers learned information from the initial theft was currently being used to attempt a fraud related theft at local bank.

The individuals involved were then located and arrested. Detectives then furthered the investigation and recovered identification and credit cards that had been stolen from multiple jurisdictions. The arrested individuals were charged as follows:

• Cathryn Smith, 38, of Sykesville, Maryland, was arrested and charged with felony identity fraud and felony attempted theft by deception. Smith also had two active fraud related arrest warrants from separate jurisdictions. Smith refused bail.

• Stephon Samuel, 25, of, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was arrested and charged with felony criminal liability to identity fraud, felony criminal liability to attempt theft by deception and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Samuel refused bail.

• Montrez Finch, 23, of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, was arrested for an active fraud related arrest warrant from a separate jurisdiction. Finch refused bail.

A Class A felony is punishable by up to 15 years in State Prison, exclusive of fines. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in the County House of Corrections, exclusive of fines.

Officers request anyone with more information about this incident to contact the Crime Line at 603-589-1665.