Glenolden woman arrested for stealing $74k from 92-year-old victim
Media, PA – Today Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland announced that Regina Maggio, 51, of Glenolden, was arrested for stealing $74,000 from the financial accounts of a 92-year-old woman after falsely posing as the victim’s daughter and power of attorney to gain access to her accounts.
Regina Maggio, 51, of the 100 block of Westbridge Road in Glenolden, is charged with theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, access device fraud, and forgery, all felony offenses. The arrest comes at the conclusion of an investigation conducted by Detective Edward Rosen of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Senior Exploitation Unit.
On August 10, 2018, a checking and savings account at Citizen’s Bank was opened under the victim’s name, fraudulently listing defendant Regina Maggio as having power of attorney. On September 1, 2018, the defendant changed the address on the accounts to her own residence. An investigation regarding the victim’s checking account revealed that between August 2018 and September of 2018, a total of $15,892.19 was fraudulently withdrawn.
Through the course of the investigation, it was found that between November 10, 2018 and January 24, 2019, eleven checks totaling $58,200 were written from the victim’s AIG life insurance account. Nine of these checks were made out to Regina Maggio and the others to Maggio’s daughter and son. During this time, the victim was under 24-hour care in a nursing home and none of the money was used for the victim’s care.
“Our seniors deserve to enjoy their hard-earned money and live without fear of being victimized. Sadly, financial exploitation of our seniors often goes unreported, leaving perpetrators to move onto their next victim. Those who prey on our most vulnerable will be investigated, arrested and prosecuted. I would like to commend CID Detective Edward Rosen for his investigative efforts that led to this arrest,” said Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 15, 2019
CONTACT PERSON: Chelsey Price