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News Release

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2010

Tracy M. Culberson, Assistant Attorney General
Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Unit
(603) 271-0102

Manchester Man Convicted for Stealing Jewelry from Elderly, Terminally-ill Mother

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney today announced the conviction of Aaron Snyder, of Manchester, NH, for three counts of receiving stolen property. The victim was the defendant's mother who passed away last year of cancer.

Snyder was previously found guilty in the Manchester District Court on February 11, 2009 for the same offenses. Snyder appealed his conviction to the Hillsborough County Superior Court for a jury trial. On July 20, 2010 the jury convicted the defendant on all charges.

During the two-day trial, the State presented evidence that Snyder stole and pawned several pieces of jewelry belonging to his elderly mother. One of the pieces was an antique cameo that the victim, her mother, and her grandmother all wore on their wedding days. Two of the pieces were recovered by the Manchester Police Department, however the pawnshop had already resold the cameo.

Although the victim died in 2009, the jury was still able to see and hear her testimony because her prior testimony in the district court had been video recorded.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 8, 2010 in the Manchester District Court. Snyder faces the possibility of three years in the house of corrections and fines of up to $6,000.

The Attorney General's Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Unit, a specialized unit that was created in 2004 to prosecute cases of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, prosecuted the case.

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