A suburban Philadelphia man is facing theft charges after police say he spent much of the $70,000 mistakenly deposited into his bank account.
Bensalem police say 22-year-old Joseph Bucci spent all but about $2,000 of the $69,300 in misbegotten money after it showed up in his account in March. Bucci surrendered to police on yesterday and arraigned on charges of theft of property lost by mistake and receiving stolen property.
Investigators say Bucci used the money on airline tickets, a used car, insurance, a dog and other items. Police say he withdrew $30,000 in cash in the 10 days after the mistaken March 6 deposit.
Bucci is free on bail. Court records don’t list an attorney for him and a phone listing for him could not immediately be located Wednesday.