Man indicted in 'Puppy Doe' case pleads not guilty to larceny charges


DEDHAM, Mass. ( -- Radoslaw Czerkawski, the man connected to animal abuse in the "Puppy Doe" case, pleaded not guilty to larceny charges Tuesday.

The man, who is already being held without bail on 12 counts of animal cruelty, appeared in court for four indictments of larceny and attempted larceny from the elderly Quincy woman for whom he was supposed to be a caretaker.

The Norfolk County District Attorney's office alleges that Czerkawski stole $130,000 in the woman's savings bonds, and then improperly converted them to cash which he spent for personal use.

Tuesday in Norfolk Superior Court, a judge ordered Czerkawski be held on an additional $500,000 cash bail.

Law enforcement officials believe Czerkawski abused the pitbull puppy, also known as "Puppy Doe," while he lived in the elderly woman's home.