Case dropped against alleged fraudulent credit card charges

Published on Friday, 2 March 2018 20:01


BRISTOL - State prosecutors on Friday dropped their case against a city man who accused of using a former employer’s company credit card to make fraudulent charges.

Richard Kaczmarczyk, 52, of 26 Jennings Road, appeared Friday in Bristol Superior Court, where Jeffrey Lee, state prosecutor, said investigators reviewed video surveillance footage of the suspect making the fraudulent purchases, which caused “reasonable doubt” as to whether Kaczmarczyk was the right person.

Lee entered a “nolle” in the case, meaning state prosecutors are not pursuing the matter. They have 13 months to reopen the case. Otherwise, the charges will be dismissed, including those of third-degree larceny and five counts each of illegal use of a credit card and receiving money or goods by illegal use of a credit card.

Kaczmarczyk was arrested by state police on Nov. 29. According to the arrest warrant, his former employer, Hop River Concrete, a construction company based in Columbia, filed a complaint with investigators on June 13.

A representative with the company said Kaczmarczyk was fired on May 19. After that, someone used the company credit card to make numerous fraudulent purchases of tools, totaling $3,607.

Kaczmarczyk, throughout the investigation, denied any involvement.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or .

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Friday, 2 March 2018 20:01. Updated: Friday, 2 March 2018 20:03.