Radoslaw Czerkawski, the Polish man arrested for the severe torture and abuse of Puppy Doe, has left behind a trail of criminal activity, according to the Quincy police, as reported by the Boston Herald. Local police are working with authorities in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan and even Poland to determine Czerkawski's past whereabouts. As the police dig, they are getting more than they bargained for.
Czerkawski came to the U.S. in 2008 and was said to be “a roving con man”, according to court documents (Boston Herald). So far the time line shows Czerkawski to have been fraudulently portraying a Catholic seminarian who swindled a Polish catholic church out of $6,400 by writing and cashing phony checks, pretending to be a caretaker for an elderly dementia patient and moving into her home, and posing as a wealthy landowner at the time he purchased Puppy Doe.
A search warrant issued for the house in Quincy on Whitwell Street where Czerkawski was a caretaker showed signs of animal cruelty. DNA and tissue samples from the scene matched the DNA and tissue from Puppy Doe. Czerkawski was arraigned, his passport revoked and bail was set at $500,000 with a $5 million surety. The next court date is set for November 21, 2013.
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