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Las Vegas travel agent faces mail fraud charge in New York

A Las Vegas travel agent accused of stealing more than $200,000 from Catholic churches is facing federal mail fraud charges in New York.

Between March 2014 and June 2016, 77-year-old Vincent Maffucci convinced members of two eastern New York churches to send money to his company for a trip to Europe that was supposed to take place last year, according to a criminal complaint.

After he used the money for personal gain, Maffucci, identified in the complaint as the owner of ITC Tours on south Eastern Avenue, mailed the churches and said the trips had been canceled.

He was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with one count of mail fraud.

Maffucci appeared briefly before a U.S. magistrate in Las Vegas this week. He was released on his own recognizance, and is due back in court in New York on Wednesday.

Contact David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Follow @randompoker on Twitter.

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