Hanson was the former owner of the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory in 1986 until Tommy Vercetti purchases the businesses later on. The Vice City Police Department has been investigating her and her businesses, describing her as a 'sociopath'. She used to run a children's home, but has since then come to hate children, which she shows when she asks Tommy if he was ever once a child, She runs the factory as a front for distributing drugs, which still continues when Tommy owns the factory.
The Vice City Bureau of Investigation has a file on Hanson:
- Psychotic distributor of soft ice cream. Business known to be a front. We are as yet unable to determine what it is fronting. Maude Hanson runs company. Believed to be a sociopath who once ran a children's home.
- Purchase of The Cherry Popper Ice Cream Factory