Rev. Sandra McGriff, head of The Church of the Living God and one of the members of a powerful political family in Dallas, has been accused of breaking into the home of a parishioner on Christmas Eve to steal more than $10,000 worth of property, including fur coats, designer purses and electronics. She denies the allegations.
Police say that they have a witness who saw McGriff, 51, break into Serita Agnew’s home by climbing through a broken window. Police say that they found the stolen items in her car and that McGriff used an alias, attacked the officers, and even slipped out of handcuffs after her arrest for burglary and resisting arrest.
McGriff is described in an interview as having slurred speech that she said was due to pain killers. She insisted that she was actually investigating what appeared to be a burglary and that “I’m a giver, not a taker. I’m not a burlgarer (sic).”
She has previous arrests for prostitution and fraud.