January 17

Brunswick woman charged with exploiting elderly man

Police say 55-year-old Katherine McClellan persuaded the man to give her power of attorney, and had him write checks made out to her.

The Associated Press

BATH — A Brunswick woman has been charged with financially exploiting an elderly Bath man she had been hired to care for.

Bath police say 55-year-old Katherine McClellan turned herself in this week after a warrant for her arrest on theft charges was issued.

Police tell The Times Record the man’s daughter hired McClellan as a home aide, leading McClellan to gain the elderly man’s trust and to take advantage of his medical condition.

Police allege McClellan persuaded the man to give her power of attorney, and had him write checks made out to her.

Police say the amount allegedly stolen was between $1,000 and $10,000.

McClellan is free on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court March 11. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer.

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