Arnold’s wife charged with stealing bank account info to gamble online and get loan


An Arnold woman is facing half a dozen felony charges after police accused her of using another woman’s bank account to gamble online and get a line of credit.

Nanci Jane Giuffre, 70, of the 1500 block of Horne Boulevard, was charged with two counts each of identity theft and access device fraud as well as forgery and theft.

Giuffre was released on an unsecured bond of $5,000. She faces a preliminary hearing before District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. on October 13.

A woman told police on May 25 that Giuffre obtained her banking information and used it to make transactions worth $4,555 on gambling website Lucky Land, which offers online slots , according to a criminal complaint.

The woman told police that Giuffre also used her account to open a line of credit at OneMain Financial and borrowed $2,029.

The woman told police she didn’t know why she was getting bills from OneMain and paid them about $664 to avoid penalties.

She told investigators that the money she contributed to keep the line of credit account up to date cut into her budget for food, rent and other expenses because she was on a fixed income.

Giuffre did not have a lawyer listed in court documents.

Tony LaRussa is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Tony by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .


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