NBC 10 I-Team: Providence parking meter collector arrested

Fran Holt. (WJAR)

Providence police arrested a veteran parking meter collector who's accused of stealing money out of the meters.

The NBC 10 I-Team was the first to report that Frances Holt was taken into custody.

Police said they received an anonymously sent video of Holt tampering with a parking meter.

The incident happened on Blackstone Street at Kiosk #29, sid police.

Authorities were able to identify Holt and on October 12, she was placed on suspension.

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The Detective Bureau was assigned to the case Tuesday. According to a police report, they were unable to determine just how long or how much money Holt had taken out of machines.

Holt has more than 20 years on the job.

A police report described the charges against Holt as wrongful conversion under $100.

Holt was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Providence District Court.

The investigation is ongoing.

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