GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The live-in caretaker of a western Pennsylvania mansion faces criminal charges for allegedly drinking more than $100,000 worth of the owner’s whiskey.
The Tribune-Review in Greensburg reported Friday that 62-year-old John Saunders of Irwin is charged by Scottdale police with receiving stolen property and theft.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Fourth Of July Festivities Kick Off With Concert, Fireworks
Police told the newspaper that Patricia Hill found nine cases of whiskey hidden in the walls and stairwell of the century-old mansion built by industrialist J.P. Brennan after she bought it in 2012. The whiskey was bottled in 1912 by the nearby West Overton Distilling Co.READ MORE: 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival Guide: Road Closures, Public Transportation Information
Scottdale police say Saunders drank 52 bottles of whiskey valued at $102,400 by the Bonhams auction house in New York.
Saunders is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. He could not immediately be reached for comment.MORE NEWS: Rhys Hoskins, Darick Hall Homer, Lead Phillies Past Nolan Arenado, Cardinals
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