Man steals from Wilton people with special needs

Wilton police have arrested a New Milford man who was stealing from people with special needs and using the money on himself.
Willis Anthony Howell, 29, of 8 Canterbury Arms, was arrested March 17 on a warrant issued last December. Howell worked in a group home in Wilton where he was responsible for managing the finances and well-being of the residents. According to police, Howell submitted false receipts and invoices and then withdrew money from the residents’ checking accounts. He is also accused of using credit cards issued by his employer that were intended to be used to take care of the residents. Instead, he was using the credit cards to purchase items for his own use.

Howell had worked in the group home since October 2014. He has been charged with six counts of forgery and four counts of larceny.

He posted $1,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on March 28.