62 arrested, 26 others wanted in welfare fraud probe

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SCITUATE, R.I. (WPRI) — Dozens of people are under arrest and warrants are out for dozens more in connection with a massive investigation into public assistance fraud in Rhode Island.

State police said the 88 suspects – 62 who’ve already been arrested – collected approximately $469,000 in public assistance over the past several years after failing to disclose they had outstanding felony warrants against them, which would have prevented them from obtaining benefits.

Police said the warrants ranged from attempted murder and first-degree robbery to felony shoplifting and drug violations.

Col. James Manni, superintendent of the RI State Police, said the arrests send a simple message to all Rhode Islanders.

 “We are cracking down on public assistance fraud…Public assistance, the SNAP program and other state benefits are there for those who need and deserve them. We cannot and will not tolerate abuse of this system,” Manni said.

According to the Department of Administration records, the suspects never reported the outstanding warrants at the time they filed applications for benefits, under penalties of perjury. Federal regulations require all outstanding warrants to be reported on applications for public assistance.

Here’s a list of those who’ve been arrested and those who have warrants out for their arrest.

  • Deeanna Descy, 30, of Woonsocket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official

Previously arrested as a Fugitive from Justice – Milford MA District Court – Intimidation of a Witness/Juror/Police/Court Official.

  • Robert Ferrante, 50, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official

Previously arrested on a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Breaking and Entering of Dwelling

  • Eugene Smith, 47, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Fugitive from Justice – State of New Jersey Parole – Violation of Parole on the original charge of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
  • Nicole Barlow, 30, of Warren
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official

Previously arrested on a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Embezzlement – Over $100

  • Gilbert Spearman, 29, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official

Previously arrested on a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General

  • Christopher Martinez, 28, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official

Previously arrested on a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Larceny – Over $1500

  • Mark Smith, 45, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance
  • Phyllis Coates, 22, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Cruelty to or Neglect of a Child
  • Reina Francia, 57, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Shoplifting
  • James Vadala, 51, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Maria Cruz, 59, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Receiving Stolen Goods – Felony
  • Hector Gonzalez, 68, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Anne Demers, 62, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Shoplifting
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Misdemeanor Shoplifting
  • Rany Dy, 47, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Aiding and Abetting – First Degree Robbery
  • Carol Bourque, 53, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance
  • Travissa Tallo, 27, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1,500
  • Misti Bowen, 35, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Shoplifting
  • Richard Brewington, 69, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Perjury
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving After Suspension of License
  • Robert Elgar, 39, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving After Suspension of License
  • Janice Benevides, 54, of Cranston
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Shoplifting
  • Rosemarie Torres, 50, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Embezzlement – Over $100
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving After Suspension of License
  • Patty Reed, 56, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance
  • Philip Ware, 33, of Woonsocket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Donald Beals, 42, of Woonsocket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Larceny from the Person
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Crank and Obscene Telephone Calls
  • Kevin Brown, 57, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance
  • Gloria Kane, 42, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Wanted as a Fugitive from Justice – Wareham Massachusetts District Court – Larceny of a Motor Vehicle
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Domestic – Simple Assault and/or Battery
  • Jean Masterson, 53, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Fugitive from Justice – Seekonk, MA, Police Department for Passing a Forged Check
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Domestic – Vandalism
  • Ronald Cardone, 39, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card – Felony
  • Vincent Robinson, 47, of North Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Wanted by Monmouth County New Jersey for Violation of Probation – Possession of a Controlled Substance.
  • Artayhia Towns, 36, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Shoplifting
    • Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Misdemeanor Shoplifting
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Disorderly Conduct
  • Robert Gross, 47, of Cumberland
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Breaking and Entering of a Dwelling
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Breaking and Entering of a Dwelling
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Shoplifting
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Resisting Arrest
  • Efrain Gonsalez, 79, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
  • Kelly Medico, 33, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance (Suboxone)

Previously arrested as a Fugitive from Justice – Wrentham MA District Court – Larceny from a Building

  • Albert Sanders, 52, of Cranston
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving without a License
    • Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving without a License
  • Carmen Desjardin, 43, of Lincoln
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Vandalism
  • Melissa Buxton, 37, of Woonsocket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Maia Smith, 25, of Woonsocket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General
  • Kimberly Haas, 51, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Mario Nunez, 53, of Lincoln
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Breaking and Entering of a Dwelling
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Domestic – Breaking and Entering of a Dwelling
  • Amanda Irons, 29, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Larceny – Over $1500
  • Christopher Coutcher, 46, of North Smithfield
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Conspiracy
  • Luz Rodriguez, 28, of Woonsocket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards – Felony
  • Diane Stad, 59, of Woonsocket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance- Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses- Over $1,500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Embezzlement – Over $100
  • Rosemary Page, 60, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Jason Carter, 39, of Warwick
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Receiving Stolen Goods – Over $1500
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Larceny – Over $1500
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Receiving Stolen Goods – Over $1500
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Larceny – Over $1500
  • Melissa Oliveira, 46, of Warwick
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Driving Without Consent of Owner
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Simple Assault and/or Battery
  • Joseph Summerville, 24, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Counterfeit Note
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General
  • Rebecca Williams, 44, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Access to Computer to Commit Fraud
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Embezzlement – Over $100
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving After Suspension of License
  • Mayra Gonzalez, 62, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Burglary
    • Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Fraudulent Checks – Under $1500
  • Miguel Perez, 52, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Manipulative Device for an Auto
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Breaking and Entering a Dwelling
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Vandalism
    • Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving Without a License
  • Farideh Lester, 35, of Cranston
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
    • Second Division District Court Bench Warrant for Domestic – Simple Assault and/or Battery
    • Second Division District Court Bench Warrant for Domestic – Simple Assault and/or Battery
  • Alyssa Baker, 41, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
    • Fugitive from Justice – North Attleboro Massachusetts Police Department for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Larceny
  • Glenn Valentine, 46, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Carjacking
  • Bryan Gonsalves, 37, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Embezzlement – Over $100
  • Lisa Johnson, 51, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Shoplifting
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Misdemeanor Shoplifting
    • Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Misdemeanor Shoplifting
  • Larry Page,  60, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance
  • Destiny Adams, 38, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Receiving Stolen Goods – Under $1500
  • Steven Dussault, 37, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Richard Hoffman, 57, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Carrying a Pistol Without a License
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Simple Assault and/or Battery
  • Jennifer McCaffrey, 42, of North Smithfield
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Assault
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Obstructing a Police Officer in the Execution of Duty
    • Affidavit and Arrest Warrant issued by the Smithfield Police Department for Misdemeanor Shoplifting
    • Affidavit and Arrest Warrant issued by the Lincoln Police Department for Misdemeanor Shoplifting
  • Carmen Hernandez, 58, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Elizabeth Gavino, 60, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for False Representation to Obtain a Controlled Substance

WARRANTS ISSUED FOR THESE ADDITIONAL 26 SUSPECTS

In addition to the 62 people already arrested and charged, members of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit have obtained arrest warrants for 26 additional individuals on the charges listed below. Anyone with information about any of these individuals is asked to contact the Rhode Island State Police at 401-444-1000 or 401-764-5348. Wanted on the following charges:

  • Luis Acosta, 48, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Driving Without Consent of the Owner
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance
  • Brenda Arnold, 39, of Cranston
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Embezzlement – Over $100
  • Jeanine Audette, 39, of Woonsocket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General
  • William Barker, 57, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Sandra Barratt, 44, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Mario Batista, 50, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Schedule I/II Controlled Substance
  • Wenona Britto, 47, of Cranston
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
  • Adonis Capo, 24, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Eluding Police
    • Driving After Suspension of License
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Domenic Cassidy, 27, of Central Falls
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Passing a Counterfeit Bill or Note
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Passing a Counterfeit Bill or Note
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Passing a Counterfeit Bill or Note
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Matthew Chandler, 46, of Pawtucket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards – Felony
  • Charles Corriveau, 53, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Breaking of a Dwelling
  • Marianna Diaz, 46, of North Kingstown
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
  • Nancy Gelacek, 48, of Cranston
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards – Felony
  • Dorothy Jones, 69, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
  • Joseph Joseph, 55, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Perjury
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Counterfeit Bill or Note
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Conspiracy
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving After Suspension of License
  • Thomas Lusignan, 48, of  Lincoln
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Domestic – Simple Assault and/or Battery – Third or Subsequent Offense
    • Providence County Family Court Body Attachment for Child Support – Non-Support
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving After Suspension of License
    • Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving After Suspension of License
  • Ana Maldonado, 52, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Breaking and Entering of a Dwelling
  • Faith McGann, 23, of Woonsocket
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Wanted by the Bellingham Massachusetts Police Department for Forgery of Checks
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Misdemeanor Shoplifting
  • Thomas Murphy, 32, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Forgery and Counterfeiting in General
  • Henry Peralta, 45, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Assault with the Intent to Commit Murder/Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Carrying a Pistol without a License
  • John Rivera, 55, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official

Previously arrested on a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance

Previously arrested on a Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Misdemeanor Shoplifting

  • Arthur Sowash, 37, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses – Over $1500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Wanted by Massachusetts State Police for Theft and Strip of a Vehicle
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Simple Assault and/or Battery
  • Charlotte Thompson, 55, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Domestic – Felony Assault
    • Sixth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Loitering for Indecent Purposes – Prostitution
    • Providence County Family Court Body Attachment for Child Support – Non-Support
    • Providence County Family Court Body Attachment for Child Support – Non-Support
  • Jean Thornley, 52, of Westerly
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Wanted by Glades County Sheriff’s Office, Florida, for Violation of Probation – Burglary
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Receiving Stolen Goods – Over $1500
    • Fourth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving Under the Influence of Liquor and/or Drugs
    • Fourth Division District Court Bench Warrant for Driving Under the Influence of Liquor and/or Drugs
    • Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Weapons Other Than Firearms
  • Anthony Vittorioso, 34, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
    • Superior Court Bench Warrant for Felony Shoplifting
    • Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Misdemeanor Shoplifting
    • Third Division District Court Bench Warrant for Larceny – Under $1500
  • Keith Walsh, 48, of Providence
    • Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance – Over $500
    • Filing a False Document with a Public Official

Previously arrested on a Superior Court Bench Warrant for Breaking and Entering of a Dwelling with Felony Intent

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