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.