RIVERSIDE – A Hemet attorney accused of fraudulently altering a senior’s trust account to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars after her death was behind bars Friday, May 7.
Trent Wayne Thompson, 44, was arrested Wednesday, May 5, following a Riverside County District Attorney’s Office investigation that also snared another attorney, Quinton Ray Swanson, who allegedly conspired to aid his co-defendant and business partner.
Thompson is charged with grand theft, identity theft, forgery, perjury and money laundering, with sentence-enhancing white collar crime allegations. He was being held on $321,000 bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside and slated to make his initial court appearance today.
Swanson is charged with identity theft, forgery, perjury and being an accessory t