Ms Arnold is accused of stealing bank account information to gamble online and get a 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 take out a line of credit.

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

Giuffre was released from custody on $5,000 unsecured bail. 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 complete transactions worth $4,555 at gambling site Lucky Land, which a criminal complaint says contains online slot machines.

The woman told police that Giuffre also used her account to open a line of credit with 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 fines.

She told investigators that the money she paid out to keep the line of credit account current slashed her budget for groceries, rent and other expenses because she has a steady income.

Giuffre did not have an attorney listed in the court documents.

Tony LaRussa is a contributor to the Tribune Review. You can contact Tony via email at [email protected] or via Twitter .


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