MANCHESTER – A 26-year-old man from Raymond, New Hampshire, has been arrested on forgery charges in connection with an attempted purchase he made at a Manchester car dealership.
According to authorities, Austen Cooper visited the dealership last month and expressed interest in buying a truck worth more than $60,000.
However, an investigation revealed that Cooper had lied about his occupation and salary on his credit application.
Furthermore, Cooper had provided the dealership with two forged paystubs and an altered bank statement from an already closed account.
As a result, Cooper has been charged with felony forgery (4 counts) and theft by deception (Attempted).
The case remains under investigation by local authorities.