Published: Oct 21, 2010 5:37 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 20, 2010 5:02 PM EDT

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - A 46-year-old southwest Florida man has been charged with draining his mother's bank account and neglecting the bedridden woman.

Pasco County Sheriff's deputies said Daniel Braun moved into his mother's home after she fell and took over her personal care and finances. But 76-year-old Sally Braun never gave him permission.

A bank employee called authorities Monday after noticing the woman's account was drained and signatures on checks didn't match hers.

According to arrest reports, Sally Braun said her son left her in bed and locked up her clothes, forcing her to wear only a diaper. She said she sometimes waited hours for meals.

Authorities said Daniel Braun bought bicycles, a moped and computer with the money. He is charged with exploitation of the elderly and forgery.