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.