Hearing for woman accused of stealing money from La Jolla Recreation Center

Posted at 12:27 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 15:27:53-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A woman accused of stealing more than $65,000 from the La Jolla Park and Recreation Inc. could be ordered to stand trial.

Prosecutors allege former board president Cindy Greatrex wrote out checks from the La Jolla Recreation Center that were payable to herself. She is accused of cashing those checks into her personal bank account.

The checks only included Greatrex's signature, which board members say bypasses the board's policy of having two signatures authorizing each check.

However, Greatrex previously stated that was inaccurate. Greatrex, who is charged with grand theft, claims the money was used to reimburse herself for grant-writing fees she paid over a long period at the La Jolla Recreation Center.

Prior to Tuesday's hearing, Greatrex's lawyer told 10News there is evidence in his client's favor that will be presented to the court.

If Greatrex's case goes to trial and she is convicted, she could face thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time.