Philadelphia woman charged with credit card fraud
A Philadelphia woman has been charged with credit card fraud against her former employer.
Peggy Castaneda, 41, of the 1300 block of Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, is being charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen prop- erty and theft by failing to make required disposition of funds.
$FFoUGLnJ Wo WhH DffiGDvLW of probable cause, the victim reported that Castaneda worked for him as an executive assistant in Whitemarsh from June 28, 2012, to Aug. 2, 2013. On Aug. 3, 2012, the victim gave Castaneda a credit card for the purpose of buying items for himself and his family when necessary.
On July 2, 2013, Castaneda gave the victim notice she had found another job. According to police, her last day working with the victim was Aug. 2, 2013.
Police allege that after Castaneda left, the victim did an audit on the credit card he had given her and he said he found 22 unauthorized purchases on the credit card. According to WhH DffiGDvLW of SUobDbOH cause, Castaneda allegedly bought everything from sunglasses and concert tickets to airplane tickets on the credit card.
Police also allege on June 27, 2013, she withdrew $600 from an ATM on the credit card. She also allegedly made withdraws of $600 on July 10, 19, 20 and 21.
According to police, Castaneda had made two payments to the victim totaling $700 Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 and has not paid anything back since. According to police, the total amount that Castaneda allegedly stole was $6,843.01.
Police sent a summons to Castaneda who will have a preliminary hearing in front of District Judge Deborah Lukens Dec. 2 at 1: 15 p. m.
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