Ex-police officer accused of breaking into grandma's house, stealing $275

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A former Centerville police officer was arrested Tuesday after police said he broke into his grandmother’s home and stole $275 from her.

Investigators said 36-year-old Joseph Impiccini allegedly broke into his grandmother’s house around 11 p.m. Monday while she was asleep. The stolen money was taken from her walker, police said.

Detectives were able to identify Impiccini as a suspect because his grandmother found his hat inside her home, according to police.

Authorities said Impiccini confessed to stealing to money so he could purchase heroin. He’s charged with burglary, drug possession, theft and receiving stolen property.

Impiccini last worked as a police officer in May 2003, officials said.