By Peter Yankowski, New Haven Register, Connecticut (TNS)
An accountant in New Milford, CT, has been charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a small business owner weeks after police charged him with taking money from a different client.
Carl Benjamin Anderson was arrested by detectives on Jan. 25 on a warrant charging him with first-degree larceny, the New Milford Police Department said in a news release.
The release said Anderson, of Anderson Accounting and Finance, was hired by a small local business owner “to complete bookkeeping and taxes services.” Investigators found he stole $20,000 from the client.
“The aforementioned arrest comes just a few weeks after Anderson was arrested by the New Milford Police Department in connection with an unrelated victim,” the release said.
In December, New Milford police said Anderson was also charged with first-degree larceny after an investigation involving the IRS and state Department of Banking found he made off with $25,000 from a client.
State business records list a “Ben Anderson” as the managing member of the accounting company, which is registered on Main Street in New Milford.
Anderson was freed after being charged in December on $100,000 bond. He was freed again after posting $40,000 bond in the latest case, New Milford police said.
He was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Torrington on Monday. Court records indicate he is due to appear in court on both cases on Feb. 20.
Anderson has not entered a plea in either case, the records show.
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