S. Jersey woman charged with pilfering wallets at Delco hospital

Posted: November 28, 2012

A New Jersey woman already in jail for allegedly stealing from a Philadelphia Hospital was charged with a similar crime in Delaware County.

Tiffany Dellapia, 30 of Turnersville, is charged with theft, receiving stolen property and trespass for incidents that took place at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, according to court records.

She is currently in custody at the Riverside Correctional Facility in Philadelphia.

Yeadon police said they identified Dellapia through hospital security video as she walked down corridors trying to gain access to various offices. She allegedly stole three wallets with identification, cash and credit cards and a hospital laptop computer. None of the thefts involved patients at the hospital, police said.

During the investigation police determined Dellapia, a heroin addict, had already been arrested in connection with 14 similar thefts at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, according to Det. Sgt. David Splain.

Contact staff writer Mari A. Schaefer at 610-892-9149, mschaefer@phillynews.com or @MariSchaefer on Twitter.

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