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North Providence ex-superintendent charged with embezzlement

March 26, 2019

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — North Providence police have arrested the town’s former school superintendent for allegedly misusing a school-issued credit card.

The department said Tuesday that Bridget Morisseau is charged with embezzlement and fraudulent conversion, as well as obtaining money under false pretenses.

She was released on personal recognizance after being arraigned Tuesday on the felony charges. She didn’t enter a plea.

Morisseau resigned in July after being accused of misusing district funds. The school committee accepted her resignation and commissioned an audit.

Mayor Charles Lombardi said then that Morisseau may have spent up to $12,000 in district funds on “questionable” expenses.

WPRI-TV reports that her attorney, Josh Macktaz, said outside court that Morisseau denies the charges, but he declined to comment on the credit card purchases or whether Morisseau has repaid the district.