HALLOWELL, Maine – Police in Maine say a man has been charged with stealing $11,900 from his mentally ill grandmother.
Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Baron, of Augusta, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking Tuesday.
Hallowell police Officer Chris Hutchings says Baron — whose grandmother is in an assisted living facility — took her to banks and got her to take out thousands of dollars five times between July 19 and Aug. 8.
WMTW-TV (http://bit.ly/rh4Kvq ) reports that an uncle who has power of attorney for the grandmother discovered the withdrawals.
Baron was being held on $15,000 bail at the Kennebec County jail in Augusta.
Information from: WMTW-TV, http://www.wmtw.com