Dave's Wallet Thief Caught

The alleged thief is a former police officer.

Joseph Mignano (Photo courtesy of the East Greenwich Police Department)
Joseph Mignano (Photo courtesy of the East Greenwich Police Department)
Police have arrested a man suspected of stealing wallet from two women at Dave's Marketplace earlier this year.

Joseph Mignano, 37, of West Warwick turned himself in on Feb. 8 and is currently being held at the ACI. 

Police received numerous tips after circulating surveillance photos of Mignano. One such tip was from a former Providence police officer who identified the thief as Mignano.

Mignano was a Providence police officer for six years before resigning in 2008 to take a security job. 

In October 2010, he pleaded no contest to two felony charges of larceny and a misdemeanor charged of impersonating an officer. He served 30 months at the ACI followed by probation and a suspended prison sentence. 

Mignano is scheduled for a violation hearing on Feb. 24.


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