Comments for: Jury to decide if woman took 89-year-old mother’s money and used it to gamble

Posted Nov. 26, 2012, at 10:57 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 26, 2012, at 7:12 p.m.

BANGOR | A Penobscot County jury will decide if an East Millinocket woman spent her elderly mother’s money to gamble at Hollywood Slots or if a “family squabble” got out of hand. The trial of Meredith A. Purcell, 59, who is charged with theft by unauthorized taking and misuse …

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  • Anonymous

    Stealing from your mother,how low can you go.Just plead guilty, making your mother go through a trial,just proves how low you really are……

    • Anonymous

      “just plead guilty”? what if she isn’t ?

      • Anonymous

        She is

        • Anonymous

          enlighten us please

  • Anonymous

    Pitiful!!! Worse than robbing a bank!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hollywood slots, really. That is shocking. Oh wait most crimes have been committed because of the casino
    And yes the Bangor Police department says they are not, but this is at least the fourth i read about it being used at the casino

    • Anonymous

      A thief is a thief Hollywood Slots or not. You don’t have to go to Hollywood Slots to be a thief. You mention four cases. Don’t you think there have been more than four cases of theft since Hollywood opened? If you don’t you should get you head out of the sand.

      • Anonymous

        First of all thanks for the comment, second of all my head of out the sand. I am tired of people saying its Not hollywood slots that brought more crime to Bangor, go read the crimes , go see Gastia, oh hold on he retired, too much crime for him to deal with. Peace out Bro

        • Anonymous

          Hollywood Slots didn’t make her steal. This started 10 years ago. Hollywood hasn’t been around that long.She is just a thief who spent some of her ill gotten gains at the slots.And yes peace out!

          • Anonymous

            No but where did she use it, hollywood slots. Where did the other girl the nurse i believe that stole almost ten grand where did she use it Hmm i forgot. Oh wait Hollywood slots

          • Anonymous

            The article said on herself AND Hollywood slots.People who steal money most likely spend it.Where did she spend it before Hollywood opened?

          • Anonymous

            Want to go see how she spent it? Go look at her camp on Cedar Lake. Probably a $300,000 camp on a mill wage. Makes sense now how they built it.

          • Anonymous

            She built a 3 hundred thousand dollar camp with the ten thousand she stole over ten years. She should be our President not Obama.

          • Anonymous

            Remember it says more than $10,000. Grapevine says it’s in the $200,000 range.

          • Anonymous

            She could build a nice camp with that, I left a 0 out when I originally read the story. She’s just like the loser already, our Pesident himself

          • Anonymous

            she only had 150,000 to begin with 12 years ago, shows alot about your “grapevine”

          • Anonymous

            read the article again she is accused of stealing $100000 at least,

          • Anonymous

            Lauri-read my second reply-I said I left out a zero in my second reply. I made a mistake and so did you in reading my second reply.

          • bytheway

            Sounds like plenty of assets to pay her mother back.

          • Anonymous

            don’t you mean pay her brother back?

          • Anonymous

            They have been building that camp for 25 years, and they have both worked all their lives for everything they have. Her brother has a camp just down the lake with a new boat, snowsleds, 4 wheelers, brand new pickup etc.. but he hasn’t worked in years.

          • bytheway

            Time will tell…….the $150,000++ money trail will lead to Meredith A.Purcell. The buck stopped there!

          • Anonymous

            So you’re saying she took more than her mother had, and paid her bills for twelve years? Sounds like you may be one trying to benefit from this.

          • Anonymous

            No I said through the “grapevine” and her husband did all the work. When labor is free the value is great. It’s too bad they are all great people.

          • bytheway

            Meredith Purcell took all her mother’s $$ that is why her mother is living in low income, and that is why Meredith Purcell is on trial. Watch and you will see who is guilty guilty guilty.

          • Anonymous

            Billy Hoxie is the reason her mother is living in Oak Park Manor.

          • bytheway

            I am thankful that someone is looking out for this nice old lady.

          • Anonymous

            They just started building the main camp it self in the past 10 years. I believe her brother’ wife is a nurse

          • Anonymous

            The main camp went up in the early 90s, try again

    • And….the reason why I’m obese is McDonald’s fault….same argument!!!!

      • Anonymous

        Gambling can be an addiction. Poor personal habits cannot.

        • I agree….gambling is addiction for some……so is shopping for others. The article also states that she used some of the money to buy items for herself. Can you blame Walmart or the Bangor Mall?

        • wishyouknew2

          people can have an addiction to food. Other people eat for emotional reasons it isn’t always poor personal habits.

  • Bill Cat

    Quite a photo array: The Good,The Bad and The Ugly. Seems like lots of details got walked-around to make this gal seem like a real creep, but what’s the whole story?

  • Anonymous

    Not enough info here,Thats $1000.00 a year.seems like a real thief would have taken more.Ill bet its a disgruntled family member thet didnt get their piece of the pie.There is more to this story,i am sure.

    • Anonymous

      Yes there is more to the story and there is a lot more than ten thousand missing. I know the family involved. She was indited on 10 thousand.

  • Henderson bobby

    Sorry mom to blame her making her daughter power of attorney . What did she do have the money in cash?

  • bytheway

    Trust me there was not a single tear shed by Meredith Purcell while her mother sobbed on the stand. Cold Hearted!

    • Anonymous

      crapola

  • Guest

    Trust me there was not a single tear shed by Meredith Purcell while her mother sobbed on the stand. Cold Hearted!

  • Guest

    Trust me there was not a single tear shed by Meredith Purcell while her mother sobbed on the stand. Cold Hearted!

  • Guest

    Not a tear was shed by Meredith Purcell while her mother sobbed on the stand. Cold hearted!

  • Guest

    Meredith Purcell did NOT shed a tear the entire time her mother took the stand. Cold Hearted!

  • bytheway

    Robbin said that Meredith A. Purcell spent more than $171,000 in three years at Hollywood Slots alone. Gotta work pretty hard to come up with that kind of cash. Come on!

  • Guest

    Everyone has missed the fact that $150,000 was not cash. It was in the stock market and we all know what happened to that over the last 10 years.

  • Anonymous

    What a shame the grandchildren never go see this wonderful grandmother!

    • Anonymous

      Billy won’t allow it, even though they want to, she only sees the grandchildren that ignored her for 12 years

      • Anonymous

        That makes no sense.

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