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The North Providence Breeze 03-27-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2019 NORTH PROVIDENCE 7 felony, or more than $1,500. The investigation remains active, according to Tikoian, with the potential for additional charges and subjects. He said financial crimes, to use an analogy, are like "peeling back an onion. The more you peel back, sometimes the more you find." He said the investigation came to a point where police applied and were granted an arrest warrant based on the facts presented. "If further information develops, we will continue to work with State Police and the Attorney General's Office to investigate," he said. Morisseau resigned from her posi- tion last July. At that time, police requested a copy of an internal audit performed by Robert Civetti into the alleged misuse of Morisseau's taxpayer-funded credit card. An investigation was opened last September when investigators received the internal audit report, led by North Providence Police Det. Christopher Cote, who worked with Assistant Attorney Gen. John Moreira, chief of the state's public integrity unit, Assistant Attorney Gen. Peter Roklan and Det. James Brown of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit. Tikoian commended the work of the investigative team, particularly Cote, "for his tenacity on this finan- cial crimes case resulting in criminal charges being levied against a public official." He said this case was a fine exam- ple of collaboration in the Rhode Island law enforcement community. MORISSEAU From Page One Charity basketball game is Thursday at NPHS NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence Police and Fire Departments have been practicing hard in preparation for their charity game this Thursday, March 28, in the North Providence High School gym, 1828 Mineral Spring Ave. All proceeds from the event will benefit Tri-Town Community Action, a local agency providing needed social services to town residents. Assistant Fire Marshal Marc Rizzo spearheaded the effort on the fire side while Sgt. Christopher Puleo is doing the same on the police side. Deputy Chief Arthur Martins has agreed to be the coach of the North Providence Police Team. Doors open Thursday at 5:15 p.m., with tipoff at 6 p.m. Admission is $5, but children are admitted free. Northpointe Bank is a sponsor of the event, which will include a $10,000 half court shot, food and drinks. DJ Sal will provide the entertainment, and there will also be a raffle. You can place a Classified Ad anytime at Click on 'Classifieds' do you know? Congratulations To our 2019 State Spelling Bee Winner ALICE DUNNING Of North Kingstown We extend our Best Wishes to Alice at the National Spelling Bee! The Valley Breeze would also like to thank our generous co-sponsors and the Lincoln School Department for their continued support… Rhode Island State Spelling Bee 2019 winner ALICE DUNNING, 12, center, a grade 6 student from Wickford Middle School in North Kingstown, celebrates her victory aer the March 16 competi- tion. With her is, from le, Tom Ward, publisher of the Valley Breeze, Alice's sister Lucy, 8, her father Harry and WPRI-TV Channel 12 reporter Kim Kalunian, the pronouncer for the Bee, held at Lincoln Middle School.

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