A Plainview man is accused of stealing more than $100,000 over two years from his elderly mother to support his drug habit, Nassau County Police said early Monday.
Paul Hannwacker, 46, of 12 Roxbury Ave., Plainview, was found in an "intoxicated state" inside his car and parked at a 45-degree angle in the middle of a Westbury street about 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Officers from the third precinct approached the vehicle and found Hannwacker in possession of narcotics without a prescription.
Later Sunday morning, Hannwacker told detectives police he had stolen a Target Visa card from his 85-year-old mother in order to attain cash to support his drug habit, police said.
A subsequent investigation revealed that Hannwacker, over the course of the past two years, stole more than $100,000 from his mother, which included jewelry and money from her bank accounts, police said.
Hannwacker is charged with felony counts of grand larceny, forgery, identity theft, multiple counts of falsifying business records, police said,
He will be arraigned on the charges Monday at First District Court, Hempstead.
Hannwacker, during his initial arrest at Rockaway Avenue at Old Country Road in Westbury, was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while ability impaired and numerous vehicle and traffic offenses, police said.