For Immediate Release
June 1, 2021
Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Robert Southworth, age 54, of Sorrento, Florida, formerly of Northfield, New Hampshire, has been indicted by the Carroll County Grand Jury on one class A felony count of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, contrary to RSA 637:3.
The indictment alleges that between February 13, 2020, and July 29, 2020, Mr. Southworth obtained or exercised unauthorized control over U.S. Currency, property of R.S., by taking more than $1,500 from R.S.’s home, in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, with a purpose to deprive R.S. thereof. Class A felonies are punishable by up to 7 1/2 -15 years at the New Hampshire State Prison and/or a maximum fine of $4,000. Mr. Southworth will be arraigned on this indictment in the Carroll County Superior Court on July 1, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.
An indictment is merely an accusation, and Mr. Southworth is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
This matter was investigated by the Moultonborough Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Bryan J. Townsend, II, of the Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Unit.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of elder abuse or financial exploitation, please contact your local police department or the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (1-800-949-0470).
New Hampshire Department of Justice
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