NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island man has been charged with stealing $465,000 from the 91-year-old mother of a deceased co-worker.
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Sidney Howard persuaded Jean Senuta to open a bank account in Howard’s name and in the name of Senuta’s son, Dennis Pappard.
Pappard had worked with Howard at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Pappard died on Feb. 25, 2009. Brown said Howard withdrew $465,000 from the joint account in April and used it to buy a house in Florida.
Brown said Howard stole another $13,000 from Pappard’s own account.
Howard was arraigned Tuesday on a 13-count indictment. The charges included grand larceny, possession of stolen property and fraudulently obtaining a signature.
An attorney for Howard did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
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