Braintree Best Buy Discovers Counterfeit Check Criminals

June 29, 2011
By Parker Scheer LLP on June 29, 2011 4:29 PM |

According to police, five people were arrested in Braintree after they were accused of passing off bogus checks. On Thursday June 23rd shortly after 8 p.m., security officers at a Best Buy store called police after spotting someone previously suspected of using counterfeit checks. Police reported that Barbara A. Pritchett, 43, her husband, William C. Pritchett, 45, her brother, James M. Brumfield, 4 (all of Dorchester) and Glen Leshore, 47, of Randolph, were being monitored on surveillance cameras for passing fake checks.

The police were able to perform a search of Glen Leshore, allegedly uncovering multiple envelopes containing 26 bogus checks written under various names. Police also reported that Barbara Pritchett had four bogus checks and a receipt from Best Buy totaling $910.30, and James Brumfield had two Best Buy receipts with matching checks for $779.85 and $849.98.

All five suspects were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $250. Leshore, Brumfield and the Pritchett's were also charged with larceny over $250. Leshore, who may have been the ringleader of the whole operation, was also charged with forgery.

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