Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Montana man allegedly stole from elderly mother

June 07, 2012

A 42-year-old Montana man allegedly stole more than $38,000 from his elderly mother, who was banking in Walworth County.

Michasel W. Bryzek, of Anaconda, has been charged with felony theft from a business setting.

If convicted, he faces more than $25,000 in fines and 10 years imprisonment.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Sept. 8, 2011, a Walworth County Sheriffís deputy interviewed two people, a court appointed guardian for the woman and a bank trust officer.

Frank Bryzek, another son of the alleged victim and the ocurt appointed guardian, reported that Michasel Bryzek was his motherís power of attorney from 2007 to 2011.

Jon Erickson, the bank trust officer, reported that during that time $38,755 was withdrawn by Michael Bryzek for expenses other than his motherís benefit.

Some of these transactions allegedly occurred at bars or taverns. During a court proceeding on Aug. 26, 2011, in front of Judge John Race, Michael Bryzek testifed that he wrote out checks to bars and used his motherís money in ways not intended to benefit her.