Ex-Maine governor raising money for scammed senior citizen
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A former Maine governor is helping to raise money to help a 95-year-old Auburn woman who lost her life savings to a scam artist.
Since former Gov. John Baldacci heard about the case of Barbara Hinckley he has been organizing a benefit dinner that he hopes will draw a big crowd.
The Sun Journal reports that over the summer Hinckley gave away more than $16,000 to a man who convinced her she’d won $2.5 million and a Mercedes-Benz.
Baldacci, a Democrat who served as governor of Maine from 2003 to 2011, said he’d provide the food for the Jan. 8 dinner at the Auburn Middle School.
Hinckley says she’s it a thoughtful thing to do.
Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com