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Man who disposed of grandma’s finances sent to prison

MILFORD, Connecticut. – A Connecticut man who drained his grandmother’s bank accounts of nearly $200,000 and sold her belongings to support his heroin habit has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.

The New Haven Register reports that the 30-year-old Joseph Ukanowicz was sentenced Thursday for first-degree larceny.

The authorities say that Ukanowicz was one of several family members who moved to Karin King Ansonia home a few years ago.

Prosecutors say he and his mother took advantage.

By the time that King called for the police in 2015, her house had no electricity, water or heat. Her finances had run out, the copper pipes removed from the house and the furniture sold.

King died in 2015 at the age of 84.

Ukanowicz apologized to the court.

Ukanowicz the mother was sentenced last month to 4 ½ years in prison.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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