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March 04. 2013 8:56AM

NH fugitive captured in Massachusetts


CONCORD - A man wanted as the U.S. Marshals Service's "Fugitive of the Week" was captured Thursday morning as he tried to cash a fraudulent check in Methuen, Mass., according to a release from U.S. Marshals.

According to the U.S. Marshals, David Macrae, 38, most recently of Salem, was arrested by Methuen, Mass., police when a bank clerk called them after becoming suspicious when he tried to cash the check.

Methuen police learned only after arresting Macrae that he was featured as a "Fugitive of the Week" on Feb. 21.

Macrae was wanted on several arrest warrants including a parole violation stemming from earlier convictions for larceny and escape issued by Salem police. According to authorities, while Macrae was on the lam, he allegedly was involved in the theft of a vehicle and committed other thefts and frauds.

Macrae is charged with being a fugitive from justice on the outstanding New Hampshire warrant and was also arrested on several Massachusetts warrants. He is being held pending his initial court appearance and eventual transfer back to New Hampshire.


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