Dickinson Organ Society officer charged with illegally charging $62K to credit card

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Delaware State Police Financial CrimesUnit detectives arrested a Newark woman on charges that she opened a credit card account under the name of a nonprofit organization that preserves and features a pipe organ housed at a northern Delaware high school.

The investigation began in March after troopers were contacted by the presidentof the Dickinson Organ Theater Society.

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 charged over $62,000.00 worth of goods and services on the card.It was furtherlearned that the president as well as the organization’s treasurer, Patricia N. Nicholas-Lundy, were listed as the authorized users on the account.

Detectives detrmined that Nicholas-Lundy, hadopened the credit card without the organization’s knowledge and proceeded tomake multiple charges that included paying for her wedding.

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Nicholas-Lundy would then use the organization’s checking account to make thepayments on the card.

On Aug. 4, Nicholas-Lundy, 42, turned herself in to detectives at Troop 2, Glasgow.

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.

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