PORTLAND — A 64-year-old Maine woman is facing charges that she misused tens of thousands of dollars in veterans’ benefits that were intended for her brother-in-law.

Martha Jacobs, of Topsham, was appointed in 2003 to manage benefits her brother-in-law received from the Department of Veterans.

Prosecutors say she used the money to build an addition to a home in Nobleboro, go on vacation to Florida and Las Vegas, buy a time share, pay college tuition and pay personal living expenses. In all, she’s accused of taking between $74,000 and $279,000 from 2003 to 2010.

The Bangor Daily News says Jacobs made her first court appearance this week in U.S. District Court in Portland. Court documents did not say why Jacobs’ brother-in-law qualified for benefits or couldn’t manage his own account.