State Government Press Releases

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11/29/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Vladimir Catano (age 35), of Johnston, RI, pleaded nolo contendere today before Superior Court Magistrate Patrick Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses and one count of fraudulent access to a computer system for the purpose...
05/13/2016
With the overwhelming success of the shred-a-thon held at the Middletown Police Department on May 5th, Attorney General Kilmartin has scheduled a second free shred-a-thon event at the Middletown Senior Center on Thursday, May 19th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., or until capacity. The event will...
05/04/2016
Attorney General Offers Help on How to Spot the Scam A new twist on a familiar scam. While consumers are getting more savvy on how to spot the traditional "IRS scam," new information is emerging that those behind the scam have added a new layer to it, hoping to confuse and fool...
05/03/2016
With the news that sporting goods retail giant Sports Authority is seeking permission from a bankruptcy judge to close all of its 450 store locations, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin wants consumers to know what this may mean for them. Sports Authority currently operates three locations in...
02/11/2016
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a settlement with Dallas-based MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. (MoneyGram) resolving a multistate investigation which focused on complaints of consumers who used MoneyGram's wire transfer service to send money to third parties involved in schemes...
12/01/2015
There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now "Giving Tuesday." A global day dedicated to giving back to the community, Giving Tuesday encourages people to volunteer or make a monetary donation to their favorite charity. Before opening up their wallets, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is...
11/24/2015
Whether you're out braving the Black Friday crowds or shopping online from the comfort of your couch on Cyber Monday, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is reminding shoppers of important tips to help keep consumers merry and their finances bright this holiday season. "During this season...
10/29/2015
After receiving more than 50 calls today from consumers reporting that they had been contacted by the IRS, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is reminding consumers that it is a scam, and he is providing tips to help people avoid falling victim to what has become one of the most persistent scams...
10/21/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is alerting consumers of an aggressive scam believed to be targeting elderly residents of Rhode Island involving fraudulent sweepstakes in which the senior is sent a fraudulent check to offset "processing fees" associated with the sweepstakes. An elderly...
10/01/2015
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Jason Williams (age 43) pleaded nolo contendere on Tuesday before Superior Court Justice Kristin E. Rodgers to multiple counts of breaking and entering throughout several towns in Rhode Island. Under the terms of the plea agreement, the defendant...