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North Kingstown Man Pleads to Unemployment Insurance Fraud, Ordered to Pay Nearly $12,000 in Restitution

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Patrick T. Carroll (age 46) with a last known address of 106 Pettee Ave, North Kingstown, pleaded nolo contendere yesterday before Providence Superior Court Special Magistrate Patrick T. Burke to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses for collecting nearly $12,000 in unemployment insurance benefits while he was employed full time.

Carroll was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay full restitution, in the amount of $11,901 to the State of Rhode Island, at the time of sentencing. Had the case proceeded to trial, the State was prepared to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, that between July 8, 2006 and December 17, 2011, Carroll failed to report his weekly earnings to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) while he was working full time and employed by Hudson Services Inc. in Providence.

The case was investigated by Sergeant Christopher J. Dicomitis, of the Rhode Island State Police Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Unit. Special Assistant Attorney General Genevieve Allaire Johnson prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of Attorney General and the State of Rhode Island. Funded by RI DLT, Allaire Johnson prosecutes all unemployment insurance fraud, worker's compensation fraud, prevailing wage violations and labor standards fraud cases.

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