FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against a former Attleboro city councilor who was accused of financially exploiting a retired judge while she was his caretaker.

The Sun Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1hz0OXj ) reports that a Fall River Superior Court judge on Wednesday dismissed larceny charges against Kim Allard after determining the state does not have a larceny statute that covers financial exploitation.

The prosecutor did not oppose the defense's motion to dismiss.

Allard was indicted in 2011 on a charge of larceny from a person over 65, stemming from her relationship with the late former Probate Court Judge Edward Casey, who purchased a house in Attleboro and placed it in Allard's name.

Allard says she was a longtime friend of the judge and maintained her innocence.

The decision upset Casey family and friends.


Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com