Woman charged with larceny of elderly man
Leigh Bullock, 42, of 6 Sunset Hill Ave., Norwalk, was arrested on Wednesday, March 27, on charges of first-degree larceny, illegal use of a credit card and third-degree larceny following a complaint from a Connecticut social worker.
The social worker indicated to police that one of his cases involved an elderly male resident of Maple Street, according to the report. The social worker reported that he believed Bullock, who was the elderly man's aide, was victimizing him, said police. The elderly male wrote assorted personal checks to cash or to a subject believed to be Bullock's boyfriend, police said.
Police also said it was determined that Bullock had transported the elderly man to a bank in Bridgeport to withdraw all his funds and then set up another account listing her as one of the account holders. The bank became suspicious and refused to complete the transaction, said police.
Further investigation revealed that Bullock had set up an online bank account and had obtained a debit card for one of the elderly man's checking accounts, according to police. Once all the debit card information was compiled along with the cashed checks, it was determined that $26,653.38 had been removed from the bank accounts of the victim, according to police. Most of the transactions occurred in 2012.
Bullock was released on a written promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, April 8.