ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT


Stay Connected
ADVERTISEMENT


Former Bristol attorney charged with embezzling more than $1 million from elderly client


A former attorney was arrested Friday morning and charged with stealing more than $1 million from a former client.

Roger G. Nielson, 65, of 26 Terrace Lane, Bristol was charged with fourteen counts of first-degree larceny, and 15 counts of second-degree larceny, according to a press release by the Bristol Police Department.

The arrest is the result of a lengthy investigation into a complaint filed in July 2012 with the Bristol Police Department by the estate of one of Nielson’s former clients, Detetive Lt. Kevin Morrell said. The warrant alleges that from June-December 2011, Nielson wrote 15 checks made payable to himself which were drawn from the elderly client’s checking account to which he had been added as power of attorney. The checks ranged in dollar amount from $1,000 to $150,000.

Nielson was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court and released on $25,000 bond. He is due back in court on May 30.



Back to State
Top Stories of the Week

Vigil to be held after Southington students killed in I-84 …
SOUTHINGTON — The community is mourning the death of two teenage girls who friends and family said had bright futures tragically cut short by a … more ...

Two killed in Southington I-84 crash …
SOUTHINGTON — Two were killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 84 eastbound Tuesday afternoon, according to state police. The accident occurred near exit 31 … more ...

Southington teens killed in I-84 crash …
SOUTHINGTON — State police on Wednesday released the names of two local teenagers killed in a car crash on Interstate 84. Grieving family and friends … more ...

Police: Wallingford drug dealer arrested during traffic stop …
WALLINGFORD — A resident was arrested following a routine traffic stop after police say they found a large quantity of drugs, pills, cash and equipment … more ...

Boscov’s to host hiring event Monday at Westfield …
MERIDEN — Boscov’s Department Store officials expect more than 1,000 applications for its new Westfield Meriden mall store, which is opening its hiring center Monday … more ...

Comments