Identity Fraud Arrest

October 20, 2021

On October 18, 2021 at 12:23pm, the Portsmouth Police Department responded to the Citizens Bank on Pleasant St. in Portsmouth for a report of a possible fraud. Employees of Citizens Bank believed an illegitimate check was presented to them and contacted police. Investigating officers determined that a male attempted to cash a fraudulent check using a fake Massachusetts driver’s license. The male was taken into custody on-scene and brought to the Portsmouth Police Department for processing. The male was identified as:

Jeffrey K. Falcone

Age 60

Philadelphia, PA

Mr. Falcone was charged with the following crimes, which will be prosecuted by the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office via the Felonies First program:

  1. Identity Fraud, (Class A Felony)
  2. Forgery, (Class B Felony)
  3. Attempted Theft by Deception, (Class A Felony)

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Officer Seth Chavez at (603) 610-7607.

“Anonymous tips can be made through Seacoast Crime Stoppers by calling (603) 431-1199; online at; and through the new “P3” phone app available as a free download.  Rewards of up to $1,000.00 may be paid for help solving cases if the information leads to an arrest or indictment of a suspect(s).”


 Prepared by Lt. Jonathan Aubin for Police Chief Mark D. Newport