Gretchen Saenz former Alice Counseling Center (ACC) executive director was arrested Thursday, June 28 on felony charges in connection with approximately $37,850.24 in missing money from the non-profit organization in 2012 and 2013.
The 44-year-old was charged with theft from a non-profit, a second degree felony, and misapplication of fiduciary property or property of financial institution, a third degree felony.
In January 2018 Saenz's case was taken before the grand jury by the Attorney General of Texas office.
According to the indictment papers, on count one Saenz is accused of stealing money between June 2012 and April 2014,
on or about June 6, 2012 - $4,000 on or about June 28, 2012 - $8,000 on or about August 12, 2012 - $3,600 on or about September 28, 2012 - $3,000 on or about March 5, 2013 - $1,500 on or about May 22, 2013 - $7,000 on or about June 6, 2013 - $1,500 on or about August 22, 2013 - $4,000 on or about December 3, 2013 - $2,000 on or about April 3, 2014 - $3,250.24 and count two states that between May 2012 and October 2013 Saenz intentionally, knowingly or recklessly misapplied property, valued at $20,000 or more but less than $100,000, that belonged to the non-profit organization by conventing the money into personal use.
Saenz was the executive director until May 2014 when she resigned amid allegations from the Department of State Health Services; not relating to the current theft charges.
Saenz is the widow of the late County Judge Arnold Saenz.
Gretchen Saenz was booked into the Jim Wells County jail by Department of Public Safety troopers. She was released on a total bond of $5,000.