BATH, Maine – A Brunswick woman was charged Tuesday with felony theft after Bath police say she financially exploited a 92-year-old man for whom she was working.
Katherine McClellan, 55, was hired by the man’s family to do odd jobs, run errands and clean for him, and “developed a relationship of trust” with him, Bath police Lt. Robert Savary said Friday.
McClellan allegedly convinced the man to give her power of attorney, and despite intervention from the family, continued to ask him to withdraw money “and do what we believe was exploit him,” Savary said.
McClellan, who Savary said has a history of theft convictions, was arrested at 2:40 p.m. Thursday and charged with Class C felony theft for allegedly stealing $1,000-$10,000, although Savary said the case remains under investigation and police have not yet determined how much was allegedly stolen.
She was released from the Bath police station on $1,000 bail, with conditions including no contact with the man.
She is scheduled to appear in West Bath District Court on March 11.