Various news outlets across the Granite State have been reporting that a contractor was arrested and charged with theft for an incident that occurred in 2011.
According to The Union Leader, 32-year-old Shawn Cornell of Franklin has been accused of stealing more than $1,500 worth of jewelry from a Nashua residence. The source states that Cornell had been hired to install hardwood floors at the home and committed the theft while he was working there as a contractor. The items were reported stolen on May 10, 2011.
Lt. Michael Moushegian said that law enforcement officials including detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division were able to track transaction reports from pawn shops where Cornell had sold the jewelry, thus leading them to identify him as the suspect.
Cornell is being charged with a Class A felony, which means that he could face 7.5 to 15 years in prison, as well as fines. He was released on $550 cash and $10,000 personal recognizance bail, and is scheduled for an arraignment in 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division.
If you have been accused of a crime in the Granite State, you may want to consider consulting an experienced New Hampshire lawyer. These knowledgeable professionals can review your case and defend you in court, ensuring that you have a fair trial and can move forward with your life. What many people don't realize is that they can lose important constitutional rights if they don't take legal action within 10 days after being arrested. This is why it's essential to find an attorney to represent you throughout the entire process, keeping your best interests in mind along the way.