Police: Pa. man took $200K from daughter's trust

July 11, 2012 7:15:52 AM PDT
A Pittsburgh-area man is accused of stealing $200,000 from a trust fund established to pay for his daughter's medical care.

Investigators say 53-year-old Mark Piccolo admitted taking the money starting in 2009. He allegedly told a bank fraud investigator the family was living on the money.

Court records show the trust was created following a lawsuit involving a hospital and an obstetrics practice. That settlement is under seal.

A co-trustee became suspicious in October after discovering an invoice apparently from a Texas medical practice that was dated on a Sunday. The co-trustee contact the bank holding the trust after learning the Piccolos had never been billed for any services there.

Mark Piccolo, of Coraopolis, is jailed on $20,000 bail on charges of forgery and theft by deception. Court records don't list an attorney for him.