Fall River couple charged with stealing catalytic converters

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha announced Monday that a couple from Fall River were charged with stealing multiple catalytic converters following their arrest.

According to Neronha, Jason Gagnon, 41, and Faith Pineault, 42, are charged with four counts of larceny over $1,500, four counts of tempering with a vehicle and one count of conspiracy to commit larceny.

Court documents state on October 17 of last year, police in Bristol, Rhode Island responded to a report that catalytic converters were stolen from multiple cars at Shannon Court, a commercial property, home to several small businesses.

Investigators said surveillance footage from the area revealed that on October 15, 2022, between 1:55 a.m. and 2:45 a.m., a woman drove into the parking lot of Vista Metals, where she parked and left her car.

Surveillance from another nearby business shows that woman leaving Vista Metals and picking up a man pulling a cart down Ballou Boulevard.

Officials said the investigation led police to a recycling center in Pawtucket on Oct. 18, where six converters that matched the victims’ cars were sold.

Further surveillance and phone records placed both Gagnon an Pineault at the scene of the crime.

Both Gagnon and Pineault and scheduled for a pre-arraignment conference on September 14 in Providence County Superior Court.

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