SACO, Maine — Sheriff’s deputies say a woman who was supposed to be helping a blind, elderly man in Saco was stealing tens of thousands of dollars from him instead.

Susan Sajecki, 52, is facing charges after investigators say she wrote unauthorized checks to herself and charged items to the 78-year-old victim’s credit card.

Officers say she stole more than $37,000 from the man. Police say she confessed to stealing the money and offered to pay it back.

She is being held at the York County Jail.