Woman charged with fraudulently opening credit card, charging $62,000

A Delaware woman is under arrest after police say "she fraudulently opened a credit card account and proceeded to use it to make numerous charges for her personal use."

Delaware State Police Financial Crimes Unit detectives report the investigation into Patricia Nicholas-Lundy, 42 of Newark, started in March.

That's when the president of the Dickinson Organ Theater Society of Wilmington told troopers he checked the organization's bank account and "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."

Nicholas-Lundy, the organization's treasurer, was listed as an authorized user on the account.

Police say, "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."

Friday, she turned herself in and was charged with felony theft and unlawful use of a payment card. She has been released in lieu of $20,000 unsecured bail.