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Editor's Note: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED: Woman arrested for alleged appliance theft

Foreclosed daycare center’s items taken

Editor's Note: COURT RECORDS INDICATE ALL CHARGES IN THIS CASE WERE DISMISSED Feb. 12, 2012

A Stockbridge woman has been arrested for allegedly taking fixtures and appliances from a foreclosed Locust Grove daycare center.

The First State Bank now owns the Bright Star Learning Center. Bank officials informed Locust Grove police of the “possible theft” at the center, which is located at 139 LG-Griffin Road in Locust Grove. The alleged theft took place between Oct. 15 and Oct. 17, 2011.

Locust Grove Detective D.L. Donehoo said, in his police report, that Henry County Sheriff’s deputies watched as the tenant, and school director of Bright Star Learning Center, Natasha Nicole Griffin, committed the alleged crime.

Griffin removed fixtures and appliances valued at an estimated $33,000, according to police.

The former school’s director allegedly took numerous items, including televisions, refrigerators, a washer and dryer, as well as bookshelves, chairs, and other items.

Griffin, 35, was arrested, Wednesday, and charged with theft by taking, and destruction, removal, concealment, encumbrance, and transfer of property subject to security interests.

She appeared before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Robert Godwin, Thursday, who bound the case over to Superior Court. The judge set a $2,500 bond for Griffin. She was released from the Henry County Jail on the same day.