Trumbull Cops: Fairfield Attorney Embezzled $200K from Trumbull Woman

Larceny charges abounded this week in Trumbull.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Trumbull Police Department. It does not indicate convictions. All suspects are expected to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court.

A Fairfield attorney is accused of using his role as executor of a relative's estate to take about $200,000.

Rik Bachman, 57, of Woodbine Lane, is charged with first-degree larceny. Trumbull Deputy Police Chief Michael Harry said the arrest concluded an eight-month investigation started in May 2011.

After getting power of attorney over the woman, Bachman "systematically" excluded the woman's relatives from visiting her and moved her into an assisted-living facility, police said.

He then used her money to support her needs and "he also attended to his [needs]," Harry said.

She died in June 2011 and Bachman lost access to the funds, but still made withdrawals, police said.

The case was investigated by Det. Sgt. Lenny Scinto and Det. Rob Coppola, Harry said.

"We did the best we could up to this point" regarding the investigation, Harry added.

Bachman's bond was set at $20,000.

Other Larceny Charges

Others were also charged this week. They are:

  • Azira Bicak, 49, of Wayne Street, Bridgeport; sixth-degree larceny; $500 bond set;
  • Samantha Antonio Villanueva, 28, of Waldorf Avenue, Bridgeport; sixth-degree larceny;
  • Edgardo Lozada, 37, of Washington Avenue, Bridgeport; violation of conditions of release, sixth-degree larceny; $10,500;
  • Patrick Anthony Izzo, 56, of Weston, Vt.; fifth-degree larceny; his bond was set at $750;
  • Josephine Beatrice Lewis, of Park Terrace, Bridgeport; sixth-degree larceny.

For questions about this blotter, email the Trumbull Patch Editor at aaron.leo@patch.com.


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