Oviedo woman accused of stealing more than $27K in forged checks from parents to fund drug ring

Kelly Griffin, 33, faces charges of forgery and identity theft

Kelly Griffin, 33 (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – An Oviedo woman was arrested Monday after she took more than $27,000 in forged checks from her parents in November, according to the Oviedo Police Department.

In November, police said they met with the father of 33-year-old Kelly Griffin, who told police that Griffin had stolen 13 checks from his house and filled them out herself, taking around $27,875 worth of money from his and his wife’s bank account.

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An arrest report shows that Griffin deposited the checks into bank accounts under her own name.

During a police interview with Griffin, she admitted to stealing the checks and forging her mother’s signature before depositing the money into her own bank accounts, police said.

According to the department, Griffin told police she stole the checks to fund her drug habit and supply money for a drug ring she was involved in.

Griffin faces charges of identity theft, larceny, 13 counts of forgery and 13 counts of passing a forged instrument. She is held on $62,000 bond.

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