MAN CHARGED FOR ALLEGED I.D. FRAUD

by Gair on August 6, 2013

CONWAY POLICE SAY A JUDGE HAS SET BAIL AT $10,000 CASH FOR A 41-YEAR-OLD FORMER NORTH CAROLINA MAN ACCUSED OF COMMITTING IDENTITY FRAUD TO GET MEDICAL TREATMENT.

LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS OFFICERS RESPONDED TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY LATE THURSDAY MORNING (AUG. 1, 2013) AFTER GETTING A REPORT A MAN THERE WAS APPARENTLY COMMITTING FRAUD. AFTER A BRIEF CHASE, THEY CAUGHT UP WITH JOHN HARTFORD BARTLACK, FORMERLY OF ROWLAND, NORTH CAROLINA.

PERLEY SAYS INVESTIGATION SHOWS BARTLACK IS ON PAROLE AFTER BEING RECENTLY RELEASED FROM PRISON IN NORTH CAROLINA AND WAS LIVING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS IN BROWNFIELD, MAINE. POLICE ALLEGE THAT MOST RECENTLY, HE COMMITTED IDENTITY FRAUD THREE TIMES OVER A PERIOD OF ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF, IN ORDER TO FALSELY OBTAIN MEDICAL TREATMENT OR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

BARTLACK IS CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF IDENTITY FRAUD, EACH COUNT A CLASS A FELONY PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 15 YEARS IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PRISON.

HE’S DUE BACK IN COURT AUG. 13, 2013.

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