East Providence Police arrest city man for vacation fraud scheme

DeBarros is alleged to have falsely set up Aruba get-away

Posted 10/15/19

EAST PROVIDENCE — A city man has been detained for his role in a scheme to defraud vacationers.

The East Providence Police Department arrested Anthony DeBarros, 57 and of Seth Street in East …

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