Plainview Man Stole $100K from His Mom, Cops Say

Paul Hannwacker
Paul Hannwacker
Paul Hannwacker

A Plainview man has been accused of stealing more than $100,000 from his 85-year-old mother over a two-year period to pay for his drug addiction.

Nassau County police said officers found Paul Hannwacker intoxicated behind the wheel of a car stopped diagonally in the middle of the road at the corner of Rockaway Avenue at Old Country Road in Westbury shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday.

The 46-year-old man was found to be in possession of narcotics without a prescription and later told detectives that he had stolen from his mother to support his drug habit, police said.

Third Squad detectives found that Hannwacker stole a Target Visa card, jewelry and funds from his mother’s bank accounts, police said.

He was charged with grand larceny, forgery, identity theft, falsifying business driving while intoxicated, criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while ability impaired by drugs and traffic violations.

He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.