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Scranton Man Facing Federal Theft Charges

SCRANTON, Pa. — A man from Lackawanna County faces federal theft charges for stealing gift cards meant for students. The U.S. Attorney’s office says...

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A man from Lackawanna County faces federal theft charges for stealing gift cards meant for students.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Joel Hunsicker, 37, of Scranton, stole more than $6,500 worth of federally funded gift cards intended as student rewards, while he worked as a counselor at the PA CareerLink in Lackawanna County.

Hunsicker faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.