New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2018

Brandon H. Garod, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-1217

Ashton Haven Sentenced for Financial Exploitation of an Elder Adult and Theft by Deception

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that Ashton Haven, 29 of Nashua, was sentenced on March 26, 2018 in Hillsborough Superior Court Southern District to one class-A felony count of Financial Exploitation of an Elder Adult. The Court sentenced Mr. Haven to 1-3 years at the New Hampshire State Prison, stand committed, with 90 days of the sentence suspended.

Mr. Haven was also sentenced on two class-A felony counts of Theft by Deception. On those charges, the Court sentenced the defendant to 1-3 years at the New Hampshire State Prison, with all of the minimum and maximum sentence suspended for 3 years, conditioned upon good behavior and repayment of restitution to the victim.

An investigation conducted by the Nashua Police Department revealed that Ashton Haven was his 88-year old grandmother's durable power of attorney between 2016 and 2017. During that time, Mr. Haven was responsible for managing his grandmother's money and paying her bills. The investigation showed that between January of 2016 and January of 2017, Mr. Haven used approximately $27,000 of his grandmother's money for his own benefit.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of elder abuse or exploitation, please contact your local police department or the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (1-800-949-0470).

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658