John J. Bryfonski, Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
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Bedford Police Arrest and Charge Man with Trying to Cash Fraudulent Check
BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department arrested a man and charged him with attempting to illegally cash a check at a bank on Wednesday.
STEPHEN LAMORE, AGE 39, OF STOUGHTON, MASSACHUSETTS, was charged with one count of Forgery of a Check.
At approximately 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Bank of New Hampshire, 256 Wallace Road, for a report of a man allegedly attempting to cash a fraudulent check.
Upon arrival, the officers spoke with LAMORE and the bank employees.
A bank teller and manager told police that LAMORE attempted to cash a Bank of New Hampshire check for $3890.22. The font of the name on the check was different and did not match the checks that the bank issues. In addition, the account number, belonging to a local business, had also been flagged as having recent fraudulent activity.
When police called the business where the account on the check belongs to, an employee said that the check number given was made out to a different recipient for a different amount. The employee also said that the bank did not issue any checks to LAMORE and did not know who he was.
It is unclear at this time how LAMORE obtained the check and the matter remains under investigation.
LAMORE was placed under arrest, booked at the Bedford Police Department and later released on personal recognizance.
He is scheduled to be arraigned at Hillsborough Superior Court North on Jan. 3.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.