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Man Accused of Stealing $14,000 from Boss for Food, Plane Tickets

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A Bridgeport man was arrested for using his employer's credit card for food, gift cards and trips to Florida, Westport Police said. 

Police arrested Donald Luciana, 46, on charges of identity theft and larceny after a complaint of embezzlement was filed against him by his employer in Westport.

Luciano was given his employer's credit card for business needs, such as mailing packages or purchasing items, but in January 2016, the employer began to notice irregularities in the card transactions, according to Westport Police. 

The employer found that Luciano was using the credit card at restaurants, gift cards and even round-trip tickets to Florida, police said. 

It was also discovered that Luciano was falsifying checks meant to be delivered to his employer’s clients.

In total, Luciano is accused of embezzling around $14,000 from his boss.

Luciano turned himself in on Friday after an arrest warrant was submitted to the Norwalk Court.

He was arrested on charges of identity theft in the first degree and Larceny in the second degree. His bond was set at 50,000 and his court date will be July 13 in Norwalk.

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