Former Goochland treasurer now facing 20 felony charges

GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) - A grand jury indicted former Goochland County Treasurer Brenda Grubbs on a slew of new charges stemming from her arrest in February for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money.

Grubbs is now facing 20 felony charges, including 18 counts of embezzlement, one count of attempted embezzlement and one count of money laundering.

She was originally charged with just one count of embezzlement.  Grubbs had been in charge of the county's money since 2004 before she resigned in February.

County leaders were tipped off by their bank's fraud department earlier this year after Grubbs tried to cash a check at a Wachovia Bank in Goochland for $14,000 written in her name.

An affidavit says Grubbs confessed she embezzled up to $135,000 since August of last year.

Grubbs admitted she wired thousands of taxpayer dollars to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and was carrying several receipts for large money transfers in her socks at the time of her arrest.

She's set to be arraigned in court July 26.

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