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Former Wakefield Code Enforcement Officer indicted

by Thomas Beeler
Editor of The Granite State News
June 06, 2018
WAKEFIELD — Nate Fogg, former Code Enforcement Officer, Building Inspector and Land Use Assistant for the town of Wakefield has been indicted by New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald for theft by deception in his private consulting business and 14 counts of alleged forging of shoreland permits.

The indictments, filed on May 18, were announced on May 30. Fogg is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in the Carroll County Superior Court this Friday, June 8.

According to the news release released by the Attorney General's office, "The indictments charge Mr. Fogg with theft by deception in connection with his private consulting work where he illegally obtained over $1,500 from clients on multiple occasions. In addition, the State filed 14 misdemeanor charges against Mr. Fogg for the alleged forgery of State permits related to work in the protected shoreland, The alleged conduct occurred between 2016 and 2017.

"All charges and allegation are merely accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty."

Fogg was placed on administrative leave for four months earlier this year and then left town employment in April. As reported here previously, the chairmen of both the planning board and Zoning Board of Adjustment complained to selectmen in May about the lack of a land use assistant. The town has advertised for the position but as of this writing no one has been hired.

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