Police: Mansion Caretaker Downed $100,000 Worth Of Whiskey

GREENSBURG, Pa. (March 22, 2013)—John Saunders, 62, the live-in caretaker of a mansion in western Pennsylvania, was facing charges Friday after authorities say he drank more than $100,000 worth of the owner's whiskey.

John Saunders was charged with receiving stolen property and theft.

The owner 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, police said.

The whiskey was bottled in 1912 by the nearby West Overton Distilling Co.

Investigators say Saunders drank 52 bottles of whiskey valued at $102,400 by a New York auction house.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.


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