Wallingford police: Woman used former roommate’s credit card to send herself money orders

Wallingford police: Woman used former roommate’s credit card to send herself money orders



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WALLINGFORD — A woman faces charges after police said she used a former roommate’s debit card to send herself money orders and stole a guitar valued at about $1,300. 

Jessica Lundy, 31, no address listed, was charged by warrant Friday with third-degree identity theft, two counts of illegal use of payment card, sixth-degree larceny, fourth-degree larceny, and receiving goods or services by illegal use of a payment card. 

Lundy was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Friday. According to statements in court, she has three pending cases including a weapons charge, and is being held on over $250,000 bond. Bond was set at $500 for the new charges and she is due back in court on Aug. 3. 

On May 11, a man reported fraudulent bank account activity, and told police he suspected Lundy, who he allowed to live in his home recently. The fraudulent activity took place the day after she moved out and involved two money orders for about about $400. He also reported that a Gibson guitar he bought for $1,325 was stolen.  

Police investigated and found Lundy sold the guitar at a pawn shop in New Haven, according to her arrest warrant.

Police reviewed the records for the money orders and discovered Lundy used her ID to pick up the money orders at two Walgreens’ stores in New Haven, the warrant said.

Lundy did not respond to a request by police for an interview.

 


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