ROCKLAND — A hearing was scheduled for a former longtime Rockland lawyer to enter pleas on charges that she stole nearly $1.2 million from three elderly, incapacitated people.

The plea hearing in the case of Anita M. Volpe, 75, of Tenants Harbor is scheduled for Oct. 18.

Details on any plea agreement were not filed in the court. A telephone message was left Sept. 24 with her attorney, Leonard Sharon.

Volpe was indicted in March 2019 on three counts of felony theft, two counts of Class B misuse of entrusted property and one count of Class C misuse of entrusted property. In October 2019, the Maine Attorney General’s Office filed paperwork with the court in 2019 saying it would seek a seven-year prison sentence if Volpe was convicted of the charges.

Volpe pleaded not guilty at her April 2019 arraignment.

The case, like most in the court system, was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed by the court.

Volpe is free on bail with the condition she not be a trustee, personal representative or handle finances for anyone until the case is concluded.

A memorandum filed in court October 2019 by Assistant Attorney General Leanne Robbin alleges Volpe stole $553,225 from Mary Webb; $490,416 from Patricia Wakefield; and more than $100,000 from Corine Hendrick. The state is proposing that Volpe pay restitution of those amounts to Webb and Wakefield’s estates.

Volpe served as the power of attorney for the three women.

According to the state, Volpe stole from Webb and Wakefield to repay the estate of Hendrick, who was her mother-in-law.

The longtime local lawyer is alleged to have used the stolen money to pay personal credit card debt and to purchase real estate, according to the state’s memo to the court. The real estate included a parcel abutting her home in St. George.

Volpe also used some of the money to repair her Main Street law office in Rockland, according to the state. She also is alleged to have used the money to repair her home.

Volpe also traded in a car owned by Wakefield to help pay for a pick-up truck, the state alleges.

Volpe surrendered her license to practice law, according to the Maine Board of Overseers website. She was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1977.