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District of Rhode Island

Monday, January 31, 2022

Massachusetts Town Official Indicted for Fraud in Role as Property Manager for a Woonsocket Condominium Association

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  The property manager of a Woonsocket, RI, condominium community was arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Providence on five counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

Cheryl S. Sullivan, 67, a real estate broker, tax preparer, property manager, and the chairperson of the Board of Tax Assessors for the Town of Dedham, MA., was arrested earlier today by FBI agents.

An indictment returned on January 26 and unsealed today alleges that Sullivan, acting in the capacity as a property manager for the River Island Condominium Association, devised a scheme to access Association funds for her own personal use. It is alleged that beginning as early as February 2019, Sullivan used a debit card attached to the association’s checking account to withdraw cash for her own use from ATMs located at the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, MA.

According to information presented to the court, a joint FBI and Plainville Police Department investigation determined that Sullivan allegedly defrauded the Association of approximately $46,500.

Ms. Sullivan pled not guilty and was released on unsecured bond following today’s arraignment.

A federal indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William J. Ferland.



Financial Fraud
Jim Martin (401) 709-5357
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Updated January 31, 2022