RI ‘Bordeaux Bandit’ Caught, Sentenced After Lifting Wii
A 25-year-old man dubbed the "Bordeaux Bandit" has been taken into custody, charged and sentenced in Rhode Island for several wine-theft incidences throughout the northeast.
The mystery of who had been making off with expensive bottles of wine from restaurants in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York was solved when Scott Deluca, of Cohoes, NY, was picked up for the Cumberland, RI theft of a Nintendo Wii, along with a controller, games and jewelry, which he took from an apartment.
While booking Deluca in the Wii-theft case, Smithfield, Rhode Island police discovered that there was a warrant for Deluca's arrest in Groton, Connecticut regarding the wine theft. A failure-to-appear charge had been tacked on to the Groton case, because Deluca never showed for a court date back in June 2014.
KX News reports that Deluca "was sentenced in Providence to 90 days in prison for larceny, with credit for time served since Jan. 11. The remainder of his six-year sentence was suspended." As for the Wii theft, Deluca is looking at "$6,188 in restitution and... no contact with the victim."