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Pawtucket Cop from Seekonk Arrested for Stealing Gasoline

Kenneth Provost of Seekonk serves as a Pawtucket police officer. An investigation found him allegedly stealing gasoline from the city.

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A Seekonk resident who also serves as a Pawtucket police officer, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing gasoline from the city.

According to a statement released by the Pawtucket Police Dept., Kenneth Provost, 56, of 303 Woodward Avenue, Seekonk was arrested for larceny under $1,500.00 after an investigation by the Financial Crimes Unit of the FBI found him allegedly stealing gasoline from the Pawtucket Department of Public Works (DPW) facility.

Provost was arraigned at State Police Headquarters by Justice of the Peace Daniel Connors. He was released on Personal Recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Sixth Division District Court for re-arraignment on Aug.  23.

"The investigation included review of surveillance video at the DPW facility, review of city gasoline transaction logs and interviews with city employees," The statement read. "As a result of the investigation, the State Police alleges that Kenneth Provost circumvented the policies and procedures regarding the use of city gasoline to steal over 200 gallons of gasoline valued at $682.83 by filling private vehicles and gas containers at the DPW facility from March 2013, to May 2013."

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