Man accused of stealing $11,900 from mentally ill grandmother

Posted Aug. 18, 2011, at 10:45 a.m.

HALLOWELL, Maine — Police say a man has been charged with stealing $11,900 from his mentally ill grandmother.

Nicholas Baron, 24, of Augusta was charged with theft by unauthorized taking Tuesday.

Hallowell police Officer Chris Hutchings said 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 reported 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.