A man who identified himself to Freeport police as a former Maine State Police lieutenant has been charged with theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly taking gas money from L.L. Bean.

Marcel Drouin, who retired from the state police in 1993, was employed as security by L.L. Bean for four years when he was fired for disciplinary reasons in March, police said. Drouin had been issued a company gas card but it was only to be used for company vehicles, police said.

Drouin returned the gas card about 30 minutes after he was let go and the company found he used the gas card for his personal vehicle in that time, police said. A review found that the card also had been used three times in February for personal vehicles, police said. 

The total amount of the theft was $100, police said. He was issued a summons on Tuesday to appear in West Bath District Court on May 18.

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