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.