BROOMALL–On Feb. 28 at approximately 9:54 a.m., responded to off of West Chester Pike/Rt. 3 in Broomall for a reported attempt of passing a bad check.
According to the incident report, Danielle Dignazio, 35, of Broomall, had deposited two postal service money orders into her newly opened account at Wells Fargo and left on foot towards West Chester Pike.
When Dignazio came back into the bank later that day to withdraw $250, she was informed by bank employees that there was a fraudulent hold on her account, in which she then stated she had to leave to meet someone and left on foot, according to the report.
were alerted by Marple police about Dignazio and were able to stop Dignazio at West Chester Pike and South Manor Road. Dignazio was apprehended and brought back to Marple police headquarters.
Upon further investigation of Dignazio, according to the report, police discovered three syringes, two glass tubes with burnt ends and a small Altoids container containing three razor blades and a straw.
According to the report, Dignazio had made an initial deposit of $984 on Feb. 23; on Feb. 27, a second money order for the amount of $984 was deposited; and between Feb. 22-28, Dignazio made withdrawals amounting to $969.
Police received a copy of the money order and a report from the Wells Fargo Loss Prevention Office that confirmed the money orders from Dignazio were indeed fraudulent.
Dignazio was arrested and charged with theft by deception/false impression, bad checks, receiving stolen property, and for the use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
Magisterial District Judge David Lang set Dignazio's bail at $25,000 with a 10 percent cash option. Dignazio was unable to post bail on Feb. 28 and awaits a preliminary hearing on March 15 at .