Delaware State Police

Troopers Arrest Treasurer of Local Organization for Theft

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Patricia N. Nicholas-Lundy

 

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington- Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit detectives have arrested a Newark woman after she fraudulently opened a credit card account and proceeded to use it to make numerous charges for her personal use.

The investigation began in March of 2017, after troopers were contacted by the president of the Dickinson Organ Theater Society of Wilmington, who advised them that upon checking the organization’s bank account, he noticed that someone had opened a credit card account in the organization’s name without his knowledge and had proceeded to charge over $62,000.00 worth of goods and services on the card. It was further learned that he, as well as the organization’s treasurer, Patricia N. Nicholas-Lundy, were listed as the authorized users on the account.

Through further investigation, detectives were able to determine that Nicholas-Lundy, had opened the credit card without the organization’s knowledge and had proceeded to make multiple charges on it, which included paying for her wedding. Nicholas-Lundy would then use the organization’s checking account to make the payments on the card.

On Friday, August 4, 2017, Patricia Nicholas-Lundy, 42, turned herself in to detectives at Troop 2. She was then arrested and charged with Felony Theft and Unlawful Use of a Payment Card. Nicholas-Lundy was arraigned at JP Court 2 and released on $20,000.00 unsecured bail.

Released: 080617 1300

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