“CLIFTON NJ Sept 29 2017 -A city employee who worked at senior citizen’s center was arrested Wednesday on charges she used a dead man’s debit card to withdraw Social Security funds from his bank account.
Jacklyn Delillo, 31, is charged with theft by deception and identity theft, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said in a statement.
Delillo worked at the Clifton Senior Citizens Center, which is run by city government. It was at the center where she befriended an elderly man, Valdes said.
“When the elderly individual died, Social Security checks continued to be deposited into the individual’s bank account,” Valdes said.
“It is alleged that Ms. Delillo used the decedent’s debit card to make purchases after his death, utilizing Social Security funds,” Valdes said.
Delillo stole about $2,500, the prosecutor alleged.
Delillo salary is $21,726 and has worked for the city for about a year, according to state pension records.
Local authorities were assisted in the investigation by the Social Security Administration Inspector General’s Office, Valdes said.
After her arrest, Delillo was released on a summons to appear in court on Oct. 20, the prosecutor said.”