Woman accused of fraud
Detectives say Sarah Dillman opened half-dozen credit cards in ex-boyfriend’s name, then racked up more than $13,000 in unauthorized charges
A 33-year-old Towamencin woman was arraigned on more than a dozen criminal counts Wednesday morning for allegedly opening six credit card accounts using her ex-boyfriend’s personal information and racking up more than $13,000 in unauthorized charges, according to police.
Sarah M. Dillman, of the 100 block of Freedom Circle, faces multiple felony counts of forgery, felony counts of identity theft, theft by deception and receiving stolen property, and several other related misdemeanor counts.
Police said that in the spring, Dillman’s ex-boyfriend — with whom she had been living — contacted law enforcement authorities to tell them that “multiple lines of credit in the form of credit cards had been opened in his name without his authorization or knowledge,” and that Dillman had access to his personal information, including his social security number and his date of birth, according to court documents.
He later determined that the total amount of debt on six unauthorized cards, plus a legitimate credit card that had unauthorized charges placed on it, was $13,407.92, an affidavit of probable cause indicates.
While Dillman was incarcerated at Bucks County jail in May in another case, according to police, Dillman and the alleged victim spoke by
phone and she admitted to opening the cards without the man’s knowledge and taking “full responsibility” for her actions — all of which was captured on jail phone recordings listened to by Towamencin detectives during the investigation, according to the affidavit.
Dillman is behind bars at Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10 percent of $1,000 cash bail while awaiting her Sept. 12 preliminary hearing in Lansdale district court.