Don Tollefson, 61, is back in rehab. Credit: File photo.
Don Tollefson was transferred from Bucks County Jail to a Chester County drug and alcohol rehab center, according to media reports.
The Doylestown Intelligencer reported Wednesday that Tollefson, 61, was scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing this week, but was instead sent to an in-patient program at the Malvern Institute at his request.
The former sports broadcaster, of Wyndmoore, known for his boisterous personality on local television stations Fox29 and 6 ABC and his overuse of the word “Awesome,” was charged in February with stealing about $100,000 from more than 100 people over a three year period, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s office.
Tollefson allegedly collected money for various charities or in exchange for sports-trip packages but pocketed most of the funds instead.
When he was arraigned in mid-February, Tollefson told a judge he was fighting substance abuse, but had been clean for 131 days.