LPD: He Faked Being Homeless

An 80 year old Chicopee man has been arrested in Ludlow for faking that he was a homeless man and begging for money. 

 Richard Boyce was apparently dropped off everyday by his girlfriend.  

Officials say Mr. Boyce was observed being dropped off on a daily basis on Cherry St. where he would hold a sign stating that he was homeless. 

He was not.  

Boyce is being charged with Misleading a Police Officer (Obstruction), Attempting to Commit a Crime (Larceny By False Pretenses), and Soliciting on a Public Way (Town Bylaw Violation).  He is expected to be in court later today.

(picture provided by Ludlow Police Department)

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