WISCASSET — A plea hearing was held Monday for a retired attorney facing theft charges.
76-year-old Anita Volpe of Tenants Harbor pleaded guilty on three counts of felony theft.
Three charges of misuse of entrusted property were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.
Volpe, who practiced law in Rockland, was indicted for the crimes in 2019. Court documents say Volpe stole nearly $1.2 million from three elderly incapacitated clients. Volpe was acting as the three client’s agent under their powers of attorney.
The prosecution presented multiple pieces of evidence of Volpe using the stolen money for her own personal use.
Her sentencing will be scheduled for Feb. or March.