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New Hampshire

November 19, 2012

Teen fined $500 in Pelham beer theft case

SALEM – A Dracut teenager will pay a fine of $500 and have to stay away from Cousin’s Convenience Store in Pelham after trying to steal a 32-ounce bottle of beer.

Austin Brady, 17, pleaded guilty yesterday in 10th Circuit Court in Salem to a misdemeanor Class B charge of willful concealment.

Half of the $1,000 fine imposed was suspended on the condition of good behavior.

Robbery and unlawful possession charges against Brady were dropped.

Brady was arrested in October after clerks helped catch him and kept him locked in the store until officers arrived.

Police at the time characterized it as a shoplifting case that went further than expected.

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