Norwood man charged with larceny, poisoning held on $100K

NORWOOD, MA (WHDH) - A Norwood man accused of drugging men then going back to their homes and robbing them appeared in court on Wednesday.

Riccardo D’Orsainville, 50 or Norwood and previously of Boston, was charged with one count of kidnapping and three counts each of poisoning, larceny over $250 and receiving stolen property.

D’Orsainville is accused of orchestrating rendezvous with at least three men who took him to their Boston homes and drank alcohol with him, only to pass out.

In two cases, the victims reported meeting the man in a bar. In one case, the victim reported meeting the perpetrator online, where he posed as a wealthy European businessman.

According to the Sullfolk County District Attorney, the victims had symptoms that were not consistent with typical alcohol consumption. When they awoke, they realized thousands of dollars worth of their property was missing.

The stolen items range from a tuxedo and designer neckties to rare and expensive paintings in sculptures.

In one case a victim woke to found his hands tied behind his back.

D’Orsainville is not charged with assaulting the victims.

The incidents happened between March and April 2013.

D’Orsainville pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday morning.

He was held on $100,000 bail.


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