Woman Allegedly Scammed $117G From Elderly Couple

By Pattie Price

Natalie Guglielmo, 51, of Marple, waived a hearing, Aug. 15,  before Magisterial District Judge Dave Lang.on the charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, criminal use of a communication facility and credit cards. The charges stem from an incident June 4 at Customers Bank in Newtown Square, Pa.

According to the affidavit, Delaware County CID Detective Michele Deery was contacted by a Customer Bank representative when the 86-year old victim came into the bank and requested a check for $8,900 to be made out to Guglielmo. The bank teller recognized Guglielmo’s name from a fraud arrest in 2001. The bank’s investigation revealed numerous checks made out to Guglielmo from the victim’s account during the last year.

The victim said that she was giving Guglielmo money for medical treatments for her husband,including CAT scans which he never had.

The investigation led to the victim’s two other bank accounts where checks were made out and cashed by Guglielmo.

Guglielmo allegedly scammed the victim out of $117,178.31.

A warrant was obtained for Guglielmo’s bank records and detectives found she used the money to make purchases at Coach, HSN, DSW, Victoria’s Secret, Northface, Giant, Nordstrom, PECO, QVC Comcast, Sears and to pay court fines. There were no transactions for any medical bills.

Guglielmo is currently on probation in Delaware County for related fraud charges from a 2001 arrest. She is scheduled for a Sept. 12 arraignment in Common Pleas Court.

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