Stamford attorney charged with stealing from family

Morris Glucksman is charged with first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery.

Morris Glucksman is charged with first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery. (2/18/16)

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Connecticut Traffic Advisory for 4/28 1 Connecticut Traffic Advisory for 4/28
News 12 asked viewers what they thought of 2 Connecticut Talks Trump: First 100 Days
Team of the Week: Sacred Heart women's golf 3 Team of the Week: Sacred Heart women's golf
Bridgeport police investigating death of 10-month-old boy as 4 Bridgeport police investigating death of baby boy as homicide
Doctors say the recent spring weather has caused 5 Warm weather causes trouble for asthma patients

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE