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Woman accused of bilking $274,000 from couple cuts deal

June 2, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 61-year-old woman could serve two days in jail for allegedly convincing an elderly man to drain his savings account to finance a “boutique” senior housing complex.

The Bangor Daily News reports that former critical care nurse Amy McLellan of Brunswick pleaded guilty Friday to felony misuse of entrusted property. But the court could end up dismissing that charge if she complies with court-ordered conditions and has no new criminal conduct.

McLellan didn’t respond Sunday to a request for comment.

Police say she bilked an elderly couple out of $274,000 to finance a senior housing complex at the former Brunswick Hospital.

Police say McLellan met the couple while the husband, who suffered from Parkinson’s, was her patient. His wife said her husband was “in love” with McLellan.