On Aug. 28, at about 7:49 p.m., Murphy Ramos entered Woonsocket Police Headquarters to turn himself in on a warrant for identity theft and obstructing an officer.
Police issued the warrant after a visit from Ramos's alleged victim on April 10, who reported that his identity had been stolen. The man said someone had filed taxes and received a tax return under his name. While the man was speaking with officer James Cote, the policeman learned there was a bench warrant for him for failing to appear on a marijuana charge, as well as a subsequent warrant for violating probation.
However, a search of Woonsocket Police records revealed the photo attached to the marijuana charge and probation violation was that of Ramos, not the victim. The man filed a criminal complaint against Ramos, and Ramos was listed as the suspect on the identity fraud, as well as obstructing an officer.
Upon Ramos's Aug. 28 visit to the Woonsocket Police station, he was arrested on the charges. He is due in Sixth District Court to answer to the charges on Nov. 4.