Two charged in alleged counterfeit check operation

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Dean Martin
Dean Martin

MANCHESTER, NH – Two men were arrested Dec. 2, charged with being involved in an alleged counterfeit check operation.

Members of the Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division were conducting surveillance in the area of the Super 8 Motel, 2301 Brown Ave. on December 2, 2014 at approximately 11:10 a.m.

Detectives Derek Sullivan and John Cunningham, and Cunningham’s police dog partner Nero were conducting surveillance and observed a Florida registered Nissan Altima enter the parking lot of McDonald’s on Brown Avenue. The detectives observed two of the passengers leave the vehicle and enter the restaurant as the Altima drove back toward the Super 8 Motel. One of the detectives observed the two men as they remained seated in the restaurant. Detective Sullivan felt something was amiss based on the fact neither party ordered any items while seated in the restaurant.

Brandon Lee Dixon
Brandon Lee Dixon

As he observed the two men inside the McDonald’s, Detective Cunningham continued to keep an eye on  he Nissan Altima and the lone operator. The operator of the vehicle was later identified as Jabari Hall, 22, of Atlanta, Georgia. Hall allegedly drove back to the Super 8 Motel, exited his vehicle and entered the motel for a short period of time. Less than five minutes later he emerged from the motel, entered the Nissan and drove back to McDonald’s where he picked up the two other men.

The detectives ultimately conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Elm  and Salmon streets. Upon speaking with the occupants, and based upon their investigation, they arrested two individuals for conspiracy to commit forgery.

Dean Martin, 44, of Manchester, and Brandon Lee Dixon, 22, of Stone Mountain, GA, were identified and charged  with the alleged involvement in a criminal operation for manufacturing and cashing false checks. Both men were charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit forgery after the detectives located several counterfeit checks.

Both Martin and Dixon were arraigned in District Court in Manchester on December 3, 2014.


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