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Jesup woman arrested, accused of stealing from Family & Children’s Council

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – The former office administrator for the Family & Children's Council has been arrested and charged with stealing from the nonprofit.

Waterloo Police arrested Cynthia Jean Gryp, 65, of Jesup on Saturday. She is charged with theft in the second degree, a felony.

According to the executive director for the Family & Children's Council (FCC), Gryp is accused of writing fraudulent checks to herself while working as the office administrator for the FCC. The amount allegedly stolen is less than $10,000. The financial irregularities were discovered after Gryp left the agency. An outside firm investigated the concerns and the findings were then handed over to the Waterloo Police Department, which conducted further investigations and subsequent arrest.

“We are thankful that this was caught early and the Waterloo Police Department handled the investigation thoroughly and swiftly. At FCC, our main focus and priority needs to be making sure every child is happy, healthy and safe,” said Amanda Goodman, Executive Director. 

Gryp is currently not in custody at the time of this writing. Arrest logs from the Waterloo Police Department show her being released the same day as her arrest because of an order of the court.

Collin Dorsey

Weekend Anchor

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