STAMFORD - A Stamford attorney has been arrested and charged with defrauding a family out of tens of thousands of dollars.
In November, police say the family of a 91-year-old deceased woman became aware of a possible misuse of the family's trust fund and traced it back to the attorney entrusted to care for her estate.
Police arrested the lawyer, 68-year-old Morris Glucksman, at his office Thursday. Investigators say Glucksman allegedly forged several signatures and used a forged notary stamp that made him the sole beneficiary of the trust.
According to police, he withdrew $25,000 from the deceased mother's account a day after she died. They say he also sold $33,000 worth of the family's sports memorabilia.
The attorney also allegedly rented out the family's home, pocketed the money and later sold the property.
Glucksman is charged with first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery. He was held on $50,000 bond.