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Local Attorney Arrested After Failing to File Clients' Bankruptcy Paperwork

Robert Bach, 78, is charged with 25 counts of theft by taking and five counts of theft by conversion, police say.

Robert Bach, a 78-year-old Powder Springs attorney, was arrested on Feb. 22 on 25 counts of theft by taking and five counts of theft by conversion, according to a news release from .

Clients reported that Bach didn’t file Chapter 7 bankruptcy paperwork through the court system after he was paid to do so, the release says. After an investigation into the reports, police took Bach into custody.

Bach made his $7,500 bond the day after he was arrested, said Nancy Bodiford, a spokeswoman for the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.

All 30 of the charges against Bach are felonies, Bodiford said. His next court appearance has not been scheduled yet since there isn’t an indictment, she added. 

The investigation is ongoing, the release says. Other victims or anyone else with information regarding this case is asked to contact Powder Springs police Detective J. Echeverry at 770-943-1616. 

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