A Mukwa man told police that his daughter and son-in-law stole his pickup truck in order to buy drugs.
Amanda S. Hanstad, 28, Greenville, is charged with taking a vehicle without consent, forgery, theft and misdemeanor bail jumping.
Nicholas J. Hanstad, 33, Greenville, is charged with taking a vehicle without consent, conspiracy to commit forgery and misdemeanor bail jumping.
On May 2, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Cameron Durrant spoke with a Mukwa resident who said his daughter and her husband, Amanda and Nicholas Hanstad, had been living at his home for the past week.
According to the criminal complaint, while the man was in Appleton shopping with another daughter, a third daughter came to the house and discovered that his 1998 black Chevy pickup truck was missing.
Durrant sent out an alert regarding the missing truck. That afternoon, Menasha police reported finding the truck. They later took the Hanstads into custody.
While Durrant was driving to Menasha, he learned that the Hanstads had attempted to cash two checks taken from the father.
The couple also attempted to sell the truck at a scrap yard in Neenah, the complaint says. They allegedly received $350 for the truck, then left the scrap yard with both the truck and the cash.
Durrant reported that Amanda Hanstad said she took the truck so she could get to the drug rehab center. When asked what had happened to the money from the scrap yard, she said it was spent on heroin, according to the criminal complaint.
Both Hanstads were charged in March with misdemeanor drug offenses in Fond du Lac County.