FARMINGTON – Police say a Maine man forged a 90-year-old relative’s signature on several documents and used them to steal more than $76,000 from her bank account.

The Lewiston Sun Journal reported that Farmington police say 42-year-old Brent Adams has been charged with theft by deception and forgery. Both charges are felonies. The Kingfield man was also charged with violating his probation.

Adams now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine for each of the charges. He’s scheduled to appear in a Franklin County court in May.

Adams is being held without bail at a Farmington jail on a probation violation.

Adams told police he also stole checks from a 94-year-old woman’s checkbook last August and wrote them out to himself. He blamed his drug addiction.