Two additional Flint Audio Video employees arrested for cyber crimes

By Sam Vaccaro

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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – Two more employees of Flint Audio and Video have been charged by State Police after reportedly accessing and sharing nude images located on customers’ cell phones and computers.

This comes after George Quintal, a manager at the Middletown store, was arrested on similar charges on June 14th.

Terrence Roy, 46, of Seekonk MA, was arrested by members of the RI State Police Computer Crimes Unit at the store’s Middletown location around 12:00 p.m. Friday.

Computer Crime Unit members later arrested Geoffrey Preuit, 43, of Warwick, at his residence around 1:00 p.m.

An investigation by State Police revealed that Roy and Preuit each conspired with Quintal to search the electronic devices of customers for nude photos before sharing them with Quintal and possibly others, without the consent or knowledge of the victims.

State Police said the three suspects also secretly took photographs of female customers which they would then share with one another.

Roy and Preuit were arrested and processed at RI State Police Wickford Barracks. They were arraigned and released on personal recognizance, and ordered not to contact any victims identified at this point in time.

Roy and Preuit both face the following charges:

  • Accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes

  • Computer trespass

  • Conspiracy

State Police said investigators have identified several of the alleged victims, and are still working to identify others.

Any Flint Audio Video customers concerned that their photographs or any other files may have been compromised are asked to contact Detective Adam Houston at 401-921-8152.

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