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Breaking News: Ex-URI employee charged with fraud

December 29, 2011

KINGSTON – A long time employee of the University of Rhode Island’s Providence campus has been charged with stealing more than $475,000 in tuition and fees from the University over the course of six years.

On Wednesday Dec. 28, the Rhode Island State Police Financial Crimes Unit arrested Fred L. Randall, Jr., 59, of 128 Asylum Road, Warwick, for larceny over $500 and access to a computer for fraudulent purposes. The arrest was the result of a six-month investigation by the State Police Financial Crimes Unit with the assistance of the University of Rhode Island (URI) Division of Administration and Finance.

This March Randall retired as senior teller at the Providence Campus after working at the University for 33 years. He started as a fiscal clerk in 1978 before becoming a senior teller.

Director of Communications Linda Acciardo stated the URI Division of Administration and Finance contacted the state police Financial Crimes Unit in June 2011 when the URI financial staff discovered discrepancies in deposits from the URI Providence campus. Randall was the person who was responsible for collecting all cash and check payments at the Providence campus and preparing the bank deposits.

For more information, pick up a copy of Friday's The Narragansett Times.

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