New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
December 23, 2019

Contact:
Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
kate.spiner@doj.nh.gov | (603) 573-6103

Heather Cherniske, Assistant Attorney General
heather.cherniske@doj.nh.gov | (973) 610-4741

Danielle Sakowski, Senior Assistant Attorney General

Contractor Robert Lowry Indicted for Theft

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces the indictment of Robert J. Lowry, age 53, of Chelmsford, MA for theft by unauthorized taking and theft by misapplication of property amounting to over $37,000.

Mr. Lowry was indicted in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Southern District, on one class A felony count of theft by unauthorized taking. The indictment alleges that between April 28 and September 30, 2018, Mr. Lowry obtained or exercised unauthorized control over money belonging to D.W. and L.B., with a purpose to deprive them thereof, and the value of the money account exceeded $1,500.

Mr. Lowry was also indicted on one class A felony count of theft by misapplication of property. The indictment alleges that between April 28 and September 30, 2018, Mr. Lowry obtained money belonging to D.W. and L.B. in order to purchase materials for two construction projects, and recklessly failed to purchase the materials and dealt with the money as his own, and the value of the money exceeded $1,500.

Class A felonies and are punishable by up to 7 ½ -15 years at the New Hampshire State Prison and/or a maximum fine of $4,000 for each charge.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Mr. Lowry is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Brandon H. Garod, chief of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau, is prosecuting this case.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Telephone: 603-271-3658