Less than three weeks after being charged with forgery and theft in Delaware County, a former Bucks County prosecutor and convicted felon waived his preliminary hearing yesterday on similar charges in Bucks County.

Joseph James Scafidi, 53, of Warminster, an employee of Bucks County Mortgage Co., is accused of falsifying documents, writing bad checks, and stealing money from clients, the criminal complaint says.

In 1996, Scafidi consented to disbarment after he was accused of embezzling $264,000 in real estate settlement fees from a Fort Washington title company. He served a 10- to 23-month prison sentence in 1998.

- Kathleen Brady Shea