On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, WDAM7 reported that a Texas divorce attorney was arrested for allegedly stealing over $200,000 from a client.

Bruce David Bain, a 56-year-old lawyer, was hired to assist a client with her divorce. As part of the divorce settlement, the client was set to receive $235,551.44, which was the amount from the sale of her shared house with her ex-husband split equally. This money was deposited by Bain into his firm’s client trust account.

However, according to police records, Bain transferred the funds into two personal accounts and drained the trust account, leaving a balance of only $46.38. When the client did not receive the money owed to her, she contacted the police.

Bain was unable to provide the client with her settlement or disclose what happened to the funds. He was subsequently arrested and charged with theft of property between $150,000 and $300,000. Bain was able to post a $500 bond and was released the same day.

 

 

Source: WDAM7