WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police arrested andcharged two women with conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretensesFeb. 21 after they turned themselves in following a WPDFacebook post showing them using a stolen EBT card at the Bald Hill Road
Det. Matthew Smith, who posted the photos ofthe women, arrested Robin Houle, 49, of 3 Elmore St., Warwick, and NaomiRamsdell, 30, of 80 Hedley Ave., Apt. 1, Central Falls, for using the EBT card,which had been reported stolen, according to the officer’s report.
Smith reported that Ramsdell contacted him byphone shortly after he posted the photos to the WPD Facebook page to tell himthat she and the other woman in the photos, her mother, Houle, would come toWarwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, to speak with himabout using the card.
Ramsdell told Smith that on Jan. 19, a womanapproached her in the Price Rite parking lot and asked if she and her mother
Ramsdell said they agreed, and each gave thewoman $50, receiving the EBT card in exchange. She said the woman then offeredthe remaining balance of the card for an additional $100, but she only had $72,which the woman accepted. She said they agreed to meet at McDonald’s on BroadStreet in Providence to return the card.
Ramsdell said she and Houle purchasedgroceries for their own use at the Price Rite, and that she later visited theStop and Shop on Garfield Avenue in Cranston to make a second purchase.Ramsdell said she returned to the McDonalds to return the card as agreed.
Houle repeated the story, adding that they hadalso been given the Personal Identification Number to use the EBT card.
Each woman described the woman who had sold
Smith charged the women and they were laterreleased, each on $100 bail.