Maine man charged with stealing from grandmother

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Posted: Aug 18, 2011 8:03 AM
Maine man charged with stealing from grandmother

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.

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Information from: WMTW-TV, http://www.wmtw.com