After 10k in online gambling losses woman claims identity theft, gets arrested

Updated on May 7, 2014

New Jersey state police have made their first arrest related to online gambling. Diana Zolla, of Jackson Township, is accused of theft by deception, claiming her identity was stolen after racking up $9,565 in debt from gambling and banking fees.


31-year-old Zolla tried to avoid paying the debt by asserting that someone else had used her maiden name to steal her identity and create an online gambling account with it. But in a three month investigation, authorities reviewed online gambling, banking, and internet service provider records, determining Zolla created and operated the account associated with the gambling debt.

Zolla will face her charges in Atlantic County Superior Court.

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