Suspected William Penn Inn wedding crasher thief charged in 2nd theft

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Authorities in Pottstown say a man they call a wedding crasher alleged to have stolen thousands of dollars in gifts has now been charged in another theft from a wedding reception.

Montgomery County police and prosecutors said Wednesday that 35-year-old Joseph Franzone Jr. is now facing theft and related counts in a June 22 theft from the RiverCrest Golf Club in Upper Providence Township.

Authorities said a wedding cake card box containing about $9,000 in gifts was taken.

Franzone was earlier charged in the June 9 theft of gifts that had been loaded into a car outside a reception at the William Penn Inn in Lower Gwynedd Township.

A telephone number listed for Franzone's attorney did not allow a message to be left seeking comment Wednesday.

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