PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man who authorities dubbed the "Bordeaux Bandit" for allegedly stealing expensive bottles of wine around the Northeast is being held in Rhode Island on an unrelated charge.
Scott Deluca, of Cohoes, New York, was scheduled to appear Tuesday in Providence Superior Court as a bail violator. He wasn't brought into the courtroom, but attorneys met with the magistrate judge.
The 25-year-old is accused of wine theft in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. One bottle he allegedly took from a Connecticut restaurant is worth $4,800.
In Rhode Island, Deluca is charged with stealing something far less rarefied: video game equipment and jewelry. He faces up to 10 years in prison for larceny.
Deluca was arrested Jan. 8 in Smithfield. His lawyer, Thomas Thomasian, wouldn't comment outside the courtroom about the cases.
In 2011, Deluca was accused of taking a Nintendo Wii game system, six games, a controller and jewelry from an apartment in Cumberland. A warrant was issued after he failed to appear in court in June 2014.
Smithfield police learned during booking that police in Groton, Connecticut, had obtained an arrest warrant for Deluca in the wine theft.
Groton police say Deluca stole a bottle of 1990 Chateau Petrus wine from the wine storage area at the Octagon restaurant at the Mystic Marriott Hotel.
Deluca is being held on a warrant in Rhode Island. His next court appearance is Jan. 27.
He's also charged with being a fugitive from justice.