Gorham couple sentenced for 3-state crime spree to feed heroin addictions

Posted June 24, 2012, at 9:42 a.m.

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Federal prosecutors say a Gorham, Maine, couple have been sentenced in New Hampshire for stealing credit cards and personal and corporate checks in a three-state crime spree.

The U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Concord, N.H., says 49-year-old Donald James and his wife, 45-year-old Jennifer Harris James, admitted using the stolen checks and credit cards to obtain cash and property to feed their heroin addictions. In all, the losses amounted to more than $48,000.

Prosecutors said the thefts began in Maine in January 2011, but later spread to New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

At Friday’s hearing, Donald James was sentenced to 41 months in prison. His wife was sentenced to 24 months.

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