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Local police looking for home improvement man that allegedly stole from 81-year-old victim



Local police are looking for a man that they say stole thousands from an elderly woman.

According to police, 38-year-old Richard A. McDermott is wanted by the Bristol PD for Obtaining Property (money) under False Pretenses or Personation and Exploitation of an Elder.

The 81-year-old victim hired McDermott to complete bathroom renovations and provided him with a $3,500 deposit. Richard cashed the check and stopped all communications with her.

If anyone has any information on Richard McDermott or has been a victim of McDermott, contact Detective Adam Clifford at 401-253-6900 or utilize the Bristol Police TIP 411 application. Information on how to access TIP411 is located at

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