Southington police: Man stole over $64,000 from 96-year-old mother

Southington police: Man stole over $64,000 from 96-year-old mother

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SOUTHINGTON — A former town resident faces charges after police said he spent over $64,000 of his 96-year-old mother’s  money at two casinos. 

David DeLuco, 61, formerly of 10 Whitlock Ave., was charged Thursday with first-degree larceny. 

On Jan. 2, the son of the 96-year-old reported that his brother, David DeLuco, stole money from the woman, according to DeLuco’s arrest warrant. At the time, DeLuco lived with his mother and was her caregiver.

The Department of Social Services generated a report about the woman’s care, which indicated that DeLuco was going to be incarcerated for six months and had not created a care plan for the mother, the warrant said. As part of the investigation, the woman’s finances were also examined.

Police discovered DeLuco used his mother’s credit card at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casino’s for cash withdrawals at ATMs, the warrant said. Over five years, DeLuco withdrew about $64,084. On at least one occasion, DeLuco withdrew $3,000 from an ATM at one of the casinos.

Officers requested information about DeLuco’s visits to the casinos. Foxwoods reported that DeLuco visited 126 times between 2013 and 2016, and had a monetary buy in of $119,515 with wins totaling $5,923, the warrant said. 

DeLuco was arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on Thursday. The judge set bond at $75,000 and transferred the case to New Britain Superior Court for March 13. 

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