ALFRED — A jury has acquitted a New Hampshire businessman of taking $1.6 million from a Maine woman and her mother through investments.

Last year, the Maine Attorney General’s Office charged Todd Enright of Hinsdale, N.H., with theft by deception. An indictment alleged that Enright falsely promised that he would use money from Connie Nagle and her mother, Beatrice Harris, to buy investments secured by real estate and that the investments would be risk-free.

The jury in Alfred acquitted the 46-year-old Enright on Monday; it deadlocked and did not reach a verdict on a charge of securities fraud.