Cases Continue for 3 Ex-BCSD Program Employees

Police lodged several felony charges at the time of the arrests.

The three family members who face charges in connection with the from a  program recently appeared in court.

In early March the  announced the arrest of Wappingers Falls resident Brandi Wickliffe, 36, and her parents: Eric and Debra Thompson. The three worked for the before and after-school child care program at .

Police charged Wickliffe with second-degree grand larceny, a felony. She is accused of stealing more than $115,000 in program revenue.

Wickliffe was in attendance Monday night at Village of Brewster Justice Court with Justice Richard L. O'Rourke. Joseph J. Tock, her Mahopac-based attorney, requested that O'Rourke exonerate the $10,000 cash bail that came with his client's arrest. 

The assistant district attorney present made no objection. O'Rourke approved the request, with the condition that the owner of the bail provide written permission. 

The case was adjourned and Wickliffe is expected to appear again in court July 9.

Her parents—both of who are retired Brewster teachers residing in Newburgh—allegedly stole about $15,000 in "overpaid salary by collecting the money for services that were not actually performed," according to police. Authorities charged each with felony third-degree grand larceny, and Debra Thompson was also charged with 12 counts of first-degree falsifying business records.

A clerk in the Southeast Justice Court told Patch that the Thompson cases had been moved to Kent Justice Court. The two of them appeared there last week before Justice J. Peter Collins. The case was adjourned to July 2.


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