Woman Accused of Bilking $85K from Non-Profit Allegedly Made Withdrawals at Parx, SugarHouse

Rodnell Griffin is accused of withdrawing company money at casinos.

The executive director of a North Philly nonprofit is accused of swindling the organization out of $85,000, and making ATM withdraws from the corporate bank account at local casinos.

Rodnell Griffin, 67, allegedly siphoned the money from Hunting Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee between January 2007 and October 2013. On 10 occasions, Griffin made ATM withdrawals at Parx, SugarHouse Casino and ATMs just outside of those locations, the indictment claims. Those amounts ranged from $203 to $404. In fact, the indictment says she amassed $5,300 in bank fees and charges during that six-and-a-half year period. (See the full indictment below.)

An indictment claims that Griffin was not authorized to withdraw money from the company account and that the organization’s board of directors didn’t even know that there were ATM cards associated with it.

Griffin was charged with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the organization. If convicted, she faces a possible sentence of 30 to 37 months in prison, a three-year period of supervised release, restitution to the organization, and a $1,000 special assessment.