Two charged in Sullivan Harbor Farm theft

ELLSWORTH — Former Hancock County Sheriff’s Detective Alan Brown has brought felony theft charges against two former employees of Sullivan Harbor Farm, a smoked seafood producer.

James L. Young, 44, of Gouldsboro has been charged with Class B theft for allegedly taking $77,381.25 from the seafood business, according to court records.

Young allegedly exercised “unauthorized control over credit” belonging to the business, Brown stated. The alleged thefts occurred between April 1, 2013, and May 1, 2015.

Brown charged another employee, Rebecca Tetlow, 35, of Gouldsboro, with Class B theft for allegedly taking $64,627.23, court records state.

Tetlow allegedly “exercised unauthorized control over credit, checks and cash” belonging to the business and its owner, Brown stated. The alleged thefts occurred between March 1, 2013, and June 1, 2015.

Both Young and Tetlow are scheduled for initial court appearances Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Brown left his detective position to take over as the Southwest Harbor police chief Oct. 3.

Correction: An earlier version of this article contained an error. James Young and Rebecca Tetlow were in court Nov. 3 for initial appearances.

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