Accused scammer turns himself into police

By: Melissa Randall


The second man accused of posing as a volunteer for a local charity, and scamming people out of money has turned himself in to police. Cranston Police say Matthew Murphy walked into Police Headquarters Sunday evening after an arrest warrant was issued for him.

Police say Murphy, previously of North Kingstown, and Alan Ponte of Pawtucket set up a table at the St. Mary's feast in Knightsville last weekend. They collected donations allegedly on behalf of the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation.

The pair conned people out of about $200 before they were caught.

Murphy is set to go before a judge on Monday.

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