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Historic whiskey theft

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(NBC) - A Pennsylvania caretaker is accused of drinking over $100,000 worth of historic whiskey.

The historic Scottsdale mansion was purchased last year with the intent of turning it into a bed and breakfast.

It wasn't until the mansion was being renovated that a stock pile of pre-prohibition old farm pure rye that was produced and bottled in the early 1900s was discovered.

The owner says it was not until after the former caretaker, 62 year old John Saunders moved out that she found bottles in four cases were missing.

The whiskey bottles were valued at over $102,000 by a New York auction house.

Even though Saunders says he did not drink it, officials say they found DNA matching his on the mouths of the empty bottles.

Saunders was charged with receiving stolen property and theft and is expected to appear in court at a later date.

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