Providence Water employee resigns after ‘suspicious activity’ found on agency credit card

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A Providence Water Supply Board employee has resigned her post after an audit turned up “suspicious activity” on an agency credit card, Eyewitness News has learned.

Rebecca Lourenco, a purchasing supervisor who has worked for the city since 1997, resigned on Aug. 2 after being placed on leave, according to Sarah Dell, a spokesperson for the water board.

“Following routine internal auditing procedures, suspicious activity was detected on a Providence Water credit card,” Dell said. “After a preliminary investigation of this activity, by an employee, the employee was placed on unpaid leave. That employee has since resigned. As this is a personnel matter, we cannot comment further.” 

The matter was not referred to the Providence Police Department, according to Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare.

City payroll records show Lourenco earned $68,700 a year.

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Dan McGowan ( dmcgowan@wpri.com ) covers politics, education and the city of Providence for WPRI.com. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @danmcgowan 

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