NH man gets 3 days, $10,000 fine in Maine bottle scam

Posted March 05, 2012, at 4:28 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A man is going to spend three days in jail and pay a $10,000 fine for redeeming New Hampshire bottles and cans in Maine to collect the 5 cent deposit.

The Maine attorney general’s office says 67-year-old Dennis Reed pleaded guilty to a variety of charges in York County Superior Court. He was sentenced Monday in Alfred.

Reed owns a Derry, N.H., sports complex called SportsZone.

Officials say that between April 2008 and February 2010 Reed obtained over $4,400 by redeeming New Hampshire containers, for which no deposit was paid, in Maine

Maine officials say that Reed ordered his employees in New Hampshire to separate all containers carrying the Maine refund label that were taken to Green Bee Redemption in Kittery.

 

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