A lieutenant at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland has been indicted on five felony theft charges in a case that Waldoboro’s police chief is characterizing as elder abuse.

Police Chief Bill Labombarde confirmed Wednesday night that Scott M. Jordan Jr., 36, of Standish was indicted this month by a Lincoln County grand jury. The grand jury reviewed the allegations against Jordan because the case involves his father, Scott Jordan Sr., who lives in Waldoboro, in Lincoln County.

Labombarde said Jordan was granted power of attorney over his father’s affairs in May 2014, after his father experienced health issues. Jordan allegedly stole his father’s pickup truck and three guns, and refused to return him to his father. Labombarde said Jordan tried to sell his father’s 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck on Craigslist for $7,900.

Jordan is also alleged to have sold thousands of dollars of his father’s property, including items from his father’s antique shop on Old Route 1, according to The Lincoln County News. In November, the state and Waldoboro police searched Jordan’s home in Standish and recovered the truck and firearms, according to the newspaper.

“In my opinion, it was a case of elder abuse,” Labombarde said.

Labombarde said Jordan is charged with theft because Maine law does not include elder abuse as a crime.

Naldo Gagnon, chief deputy for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, said the county has nearly completed an investigation of Jordan’s conduct and the facts of the case, “because his conduct reflects on the county.”

Gagnon confirmed that Jordan is a lieutenant at the county jail. Jordan has been on paid administrative leave since November because of the pending charges. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Lincoln County Superior Court on April 27. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.