Long Island Man Accused Of Stealing From Woman, 91

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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Doris

    Elderly people seem to need an advocate to prevent this kind of thievery.
    I wonder if economic conditions in this country stimulate evil behavior.

  • Flynn

    Really, there are some human beings that, were time travel possible, would warrant stopping their parents from getting together years before.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Giving Tuesday
Charles Osgood Event

Listen Live