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Four arrests made for theft in Nashua

By Dean Shalhoup | Oct 10, 2019

NASHUA – Police on Tuesday made four arrests in connection with three investigations into various types of theft, including a woman who allegedly “financially exploited” an elderly Nashua man for at least $1,500, police said.

Melanie Deschene, 38, of 19 Oakland Ave., allegedly “took control” of the money from the man, whose family called police in July when they began to suspect Deschene of allegedly taking the money “without authorization to do so,” according to police.

Uniformed officers took Deschene into custody around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on an arrest warrant, charging her with one count of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer – consolidation, a Class A felony.

Deschene was booked on the charge and later released on personal recognizance bail pending arraignment, which is scheduled for Oct. 17 in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South.

Arrested roughly 15 minutes before Deschene was Michael McNulty, 26, of 1B East Dunstable Road, who police said faces a number of charges stemming from five-month investigation into allegations he issued a number of checks “knowing there were insufficient funds” in his account, then allegedly “withdrew the money from the account before the checks were returned as insufficient,” police said.

McNulty is charged with one count of theft by deception – consolidation, a Class A felony; one count of theft by deception – consolidation, a Class A misdemeanor; and six counts of issuing bad checks, Class B misdemeanors, police said.

He was also released on personal recognizance bail, and also scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 17.

Later on Tuesday, police arrested Kimberly Ginewicz, 42, of 10 Amory St., Apt. 2, and Edgar Figueroa, 56, of 133 Temple St., Apt. 6, police said.

Each was charged with one count of consolidated theft by unauthorized taking, which are Class A felonies that accuse them of “acting in concert with one another.”

Police said Ginewicz, an employee of the Family Dollar store at 38 E. Hollis St., “was suspected of assisting an accomplice with stealing store merchandise numerous times over several months, accruing a total of more than $1,500 in stolen items,” according to police.

Criminal Investigation Division detectives identified the alleged accomplice as Figueroa, police said, and issued warrants for his and Ginewicz’s arrests.

The two were also released on personal recognizance bail pending Oct. 17 arraignments in Superior Court.

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256, dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com, or @Telegraph_DeanS.


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