GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

May 4, 2013

Gloucester District Court: Man ordered to pay $13K over credit theft

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — Judge Mary McCabe sentenced a 44-year-old Beverly man to pay $13,845 in restitution after he pleaded guilty to larceny charges and handed the man a suspended one-year jail sentence.

David J. Curran faced the charges after having used a credit account belonging to his former employer, Mattherson Gas Company, to purchase items at the Gloucester and Essex Building Center stores. According to reports, Curran spent about $13,845 on the company’s credit account between February and November 2012.

McCabe ordered Curran to pay a $90 assessment fee in addition to the restitution and placed him on probation until October 2014.

If Curran breaks the law during his probation or disobeys the terms of the probation, he could face one year in Middleton Jail. The charges Curran pleaded guilty to and was found guilty on include larceny over $250 by false pretense and in one single scheme, document forgery and identity fraud.

Judge Richard A. Mori found Wesley R. Fornero responsible on a charge of owning an unregistered vehicle, but dismissed a charge of owning an uninsured vehicle against 31-year-old Fornero of Addison Street.

The judge ordered Fornero to pay $100 on the charge of owning an unregistered vehicle. Fornero had been criminally cited after police noticed the car parked on Addison Street, according to police.

Judge Ellen Flatley dismissed the following cases in Gloucester District Court:

Kirk D. Wonson, a 43-year-old man listed as homeless, will see a charge of being present where heroin is kept dismissed if he pays court costs of $500.

A charge of being present where heroin is kept against Richard T. Lane, a 31-year-old Rose Lane man, will be dismissed if he pays court costs of $500.

Shawn Goulart, a 30-year-old Harold Avenue resident, will see a charge against him of being present where heroin is kept dismissed if he pays $500 in court costs.

A charge of driving after a license suspension against Rockport resident Joseph W. Roderick, a 45-year-old who lives at Sandy Bay Estates, will be dismissed if he pays court costs of $200. Judge Flatley also found Roderick not responsible for an expired inspection sticker on the vehicle Roderick was driving at the time of his February arrest.

Charges of assault and battery and property destruction against Joel I. Horrigan, a 33-year-old Cobblestone Lane resident were dismissed upon failure to prosecute.

A charge of assault and battery against 31-year-old Amanda Sinagra of Amero Court was dismissed upon failure to prosecute.

A case against Paul A. Scuderi, a 45-year-old Millet Street man, charging him with violating a restraining order was dismissed upon failure to prosecute after his spouse asserted marital privilege.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at mnesin@gloucestertimes.com.