Bucksport Woman Charged with $28,000 Theft



BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport woman has been charged with Class B theft after allegedly making approximately $28,000 in unauthorized withdrawals from a stolen debit card.

Bucksport Police Sgt. David Winchester said Brandy Freeman, 26, gained access to the victim’s debit card and financial records while working for his family as a home health care worker.

Winchester said the alleged thefts were made over a period of about five months at numerous ATM machines in the Bucksport area.

ATMs typically cap the amount of money customers can withdraw during a visit or over the course of the day.

“That’s why she did it so many different times in so many different places,” Winchester said.

He said the victim’s family reported a discrepancy in the man’s financial records March 7.

Officers Robert Findlay and Franklin Burke assisted in the investigation.

“When [Freeman] was interviewed she was in possession of the card,” Winchester said.

Freeman was summoned on the theft charge March 16. She is scheduled to appear in Hancock County Superior Court June 23.

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