RIPTA hires former state worker convicted of fraud

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A former state employee who was fired and found guilty of defrauding the state, has been hired by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.

According to Barbara Polichetti, a RIPTA spokesperson, Nathan Hannon began working as a supervisor of customer service representatives on May 4th.

The position pays $60,000 dollars a year.

In 2010, Hannan was found guilty of filling out false mileage reports,a misdemeanor, while working for the Rhode Island Resource and Recovery Corporation.

Polichetti says Hannon did not hide his record from RIPTA officials when applying for the job, and “was chosen as the best candidate for the job, and he’s doing a good job for RIPTA.”

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