Delco woman charged with straw purchase of guns

A Delaware County woman has been charged with illegally buying two guns for her boyfriend, the District Attorney's Office announced.

Erika Kulp, 23, of Aston is charged with the illegal purchase and transfer of handguns to individuals not permitted to possess firearms, tampering with public records, and criminal conspiracy.

On April 12, police responded to a domestic disturbance between Erika Kulp and her boyfriend. Police seized a 9mm Glock 26 and a Smith & Wesson Walther .380 handgun from her residence. In an unrelated case on July 8, Chester police recovered a 9mm Glock 26 handgun fitted with a fully-loaded 50-round drum magazine that was registered to Kulp. 

When questioned by police, Kulp allegedly said she bought the guns for her boyfriend knowing he was not able to purchase guns because he had been previously committed to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. She also admitted  providing false information on federal and state forms, the D.A.'s office said.

Under the Brad Fox Law, Kulp faces a 5-year minimum mandatory sentence if convicted.