Tiverton Contractor Charged With Stealing $6,000 In Materials

A Tiverton contractor was charged with stealing $6,000 worth of construction materials from a client's home.

A Tiverton contractor is facing felony larceny charges after a customer accused him of taking more than $6,000 worth of construction materials from her home.

Arthur Smith Sr., 69, of 3626 Main Road, Tiverton, was arrested on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 11:39 a.m. and charged with felony larceny of more than $1,500. According to reports, one of Smith's client's complained to police that Smith stole thousands of dollars of construction-type supplies from her East Road residence.

The complainant alleged Smith stole at least $6,000 in sheet metal, wood, screws and other supplies. Tiverton Police conducted an investigation and spoke with other witnesses. A warrant was then issued for Smith's arrest. Police arrested Smith at his home on Dec. 30. He was arraigned by a Justice of the Peace that same day and released on personal recognizance.

Renee Cwiek January 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Rug Doctor January 10, 2013 at 03:42 PM
This guy is always the victim and everything is always in his favor.....
Maria January 10, 2013 at 05:05 PM
He's also the same guy who owes RI 182 thousand + dollars in back taxes on his business....he just opens a new business with a new name...been screwing people over his entire life.....KARMA is finally catching up.
local yokal January 14, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Can't believe it took someone this long to report this guy! He has been screwing people over for years, just ask all the contractors he owes money too! Maybe he can ask his mistress for some lawyer money...he he he!
local yokal January 14, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Very true...he has been screwing people over for years. I hope he didn't blow all his money on his mistress, so he has a couple of bucks for a good lawyer <-----sarcasm


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