Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Hope files charges against alleged "flim flam" artist Nydia Neubauer (aka Lucy George); says her Bucks County activities reach back to 1970s

Nydia Neubauer, aka Nydia Vega Reeves, Lucy George, Nydia Luz Vega

By Charlie Sahner

New Hope police today filed charges against Nydia Neubauer (aka Lucy George, aka Nydia Vega Reeves) alleging felony crimes of theft by deception, receiving stolen property, identity theft, bad checks, forgery and criminal attempt.

Police say Neubauer "conducted a high end flim flam operation" in New Hope, including "the purchase of three properties, high end jewelry, and passing numerous checks on accounts for which she had no authority."

Two of the three properties are owned by area developer George Michael, and the third was purchased in Philadelphia through New Hope realtors, confirmed Corporal Matt Zimmerman of the New Hope Police Department.

Zimmerman also confirmed that the woman known as "Lucy George" in New Hope, the woman being held in a Monmouth County prison as "Nydia Neubauer", and the "Nydia Luz Vega" depicted in the passport photo (above) are one in the same.

Police estimate that total damages arising from her alleged fraudulent activity could reach $7.5 million, of which $250,000 was in the form of "bad checks."

Amazingly enough, New Hope police are also seeing signs of "old activity in Bucks County dating back to the 1970s."   They believe Peddler's Village may have been among Neubauer's targets back then.

Local police appear to have left no stone unturned in their efforts to build a strong case against Neubauer.

"We have worked very hard on following this case by the numbers to ensure a successful prosecution," explained Zimmerman.  "We intend to make whatever restitution is available to the victims."

Neubauer is currently being held in Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold, N.J., and is expected to be extradited to New York next to face a larceny charge there.


  1. Shame on you Nydia....You took me for so much with your lies etc. Was your late boyfriend Bill in on it?????

  2. To whom it may concern,

    I have now discovered that she was arrested NYRIA VEGA

    I wonder if someone knows something or who has the case of Nyra Vega, I was conned by her, and know more than six people who were deceived by it , many years I've been doing my own research about Nydia,people thought I was crazy I knew this woman was a fake, but there was no evidence I even had gone to the police in Brooklyn, unfortunately the evidence is not sufficient, I could not do anything. I became more suspicious especially when Bill Reeves died, supposed to be her husband, all I knew she was not married to William D. Reeves, but always said she was married to him.
    She bought some paintings from me but of course that the check were not good , not to mention the money she always borrows always with the same story.
    I wanted to know where he is being sentenced,convicted....I just want the painting back, I would like to recover the painting.