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Brick Woman Charged With Stealing $86K from School Organization

Wendy Griggs, 44, turned herself in Friday

A Brick woman has been charged with stealing more than $86,000 from a nonprofit organization associated with the following a four month long police investigation.

Wendy Griggs, 44, a Brookfield Drive resident, turned herself in to Brick Police Detective Michael Bevacqua Friday morning after learning a warrant was out for her arrest, according to Brick Police Capt. John Rein.

Rein said Bevacqua led an investigation into thefts from the Brick Community Primary Learning Center Home and School Council, where Griggs served as president from Aug. 2007 through Aug. 2011 and had control of organization funds. The investigation was initiated after a police report was filed on August 30, 2011 by new executive board members who determined funds were missing after conducting an informal audit, Rein said.

Griggs is suspected of using funds from the organization, as well as an ATM card linked to an organization account, for personal use, including car payments and utility bills. She was charged with one count each of theft and computer theft.

Griggs' bail was set by Municipal Court Judge Michael R. Bateman at $25,000 with an option to post a 10 percent bond. Griggs was processed on the charges and released after posting bond.

Rein said the investigation is continuing, and Bevacqua is still combing through financial records from the organization.

lydia Guzman October 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Its a witch hunt..I know Wendy well and has a heart so pure she wouldn't do dirt like that. She will have hee day in court. Ill pray for u girly Love ya
WMS826 January 15, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Dawn Homewood, you should be ashamed of your comments, they still cut deep as you well know. What happened with this case, did she plead guilty yet. Just because she turned herself in does not mean a thing. She has four kids, and some are special needs. Where would she run to. Was anyone else connected to this case such as her husband or other PTA board members I would like to know as well.
NM January 15, 2013 at 11:05 PM
thank u melissa. tho i can not say for sure she is guilty or innocent i do believe she should have her chance at a defense. further, no one here has posted that they know her PERSONALLY .. so to "personally" attack her is just as morally wrong as the act of theft itself.
NM January 15, 2013 at 11:07 PM
the post went from bashing Antonacci to bashing Griggs. im confused now lol
WMS826 January 16, 2013 at 02:28 AM
perhaps take a night school course in reading or get help help for your learning disability.

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