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East Prov. man arrested for promoting fake concert in Westport

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

An East Providence man had been arrested on fraud charges in Westport for allegedly promoting a concert that was never actually going to happen.

61-year-old Allan Ganeto sold ticket for $27 and $47 to a concert where Will Downing was set to perform on Jan. 19- only problem that was the same day that Downing was attending President Barack Obama's inaugural ball.

The concert was set to take place at the White's of Westport and on Saturday close to 30 people arrived expecting to see the popular jazz singer.

Ganeto claimed to police that the concert was legitimate but police say he could not provide evidence to prove it.

At the nearby Venus Restaurant in Swansea staff told police a similar incident happened there in Oct. 2012 involve Ganeto.

 Ganeto is charged with larceny by check and larceny by false pretense over $250. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Westport Police Detective Division at 508.639.112.

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