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Nurse accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from elderly couple

A nurse has been indicted on theft charges, accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly couple. (WGME)

BRUNSWICK (WGME) – A nurse has been indicted on theft charges, accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly couple.

Police say 61-year-old Amy McLellan, who worked at Mid Coast Hospital and Central Maine Medical Center, opened an upscale elderly living complex.

According to court paperwork, police were tipped off when an employee at McLellan's complex reported to DHHS they had seen financial documents indicating McLellan had obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars from the couple.

Police say crimes like this are often not reported.

"Unfortunately, we don't become of things like this,” Commander Mark Waltz. “A lot of the crimes that are against elderly people are done by people that are close to them and trusted so people are reluctant to report them.”

Brunswick police say the investigation is ongoing.

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