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BOARDING HOME ADMINISTRATOR PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT OF RESIDENT'S FUNDS
July 18, 2003
JULY 18, 2003
SCOTT MICHAUD, DETECTIVE, HEALTH CARE CRIMES UNIT, 207-626-8800
Attorney General Steven Rowe announced today that boarding home administrator Mellette A. Dow aka Mellette Pepin, 35, pled guilty to one count of theft by misapplication of property (class C) and one count of misuse of entrusted property (class D). Ms. Dow stole $8,516 from a 71-year-old resident of the assisted living facility in Farmingdale at which Dow worked.
Superior Court Justice Kirk Studstrup sentenced Dow on the theft count to four years in prison with all but 65 days suspended. She will serve two years probation, pay restitution of the amount stolen, and a $300 fine. On the count of misuse of entrusted property, Dow was sentenced to one-year, all suspended, with concurrent periods of probation and a $150 fine.
The case was investigated by Detectives Scott Michaud and Richard Stocker and prosecuted by the Maine Office of Attorney General’s Healthcare Crimes Unit, the designated Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for the State of Maine.
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