Treasurer Joyce Bidnick Allegedly Stole $100,000 From Rockland County Little League

NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The treasurer of a Rockland County Little League has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from its accounts.

District Attorney  Thomas Zugibe said Wednesday that 57-year-old Joyce Bidnick of New City was arraigned on a grand larceny charge.

 Treasurer Joyce Bidnick Allegedly Stole $100,000 From Rockland County Little League

Joyce Bidnick (credit: Rockland County District Attorney)

“She’s admitted to stealing at least $100,000, but the amount could be far greater.  We just don’t know the answer to it right now,” Zugibe told CBS 2’s Lou Young.

She allegedly wrote and deposited New City Little League checks made out to herself and to cash, then falsified account balance reports.

Bidnick started out as a Little League mother 8 years ago. She stayed on long after her son aged out of the program in what board members thought was an unpaid position.

The District Attorney said Bidnick took enough money each year to pay for cars and vacations. It wasn’t until last month when suspicious board members thought coffers were a little light that she panicked, tried to return some of the money and allegedly incriminated herself.

“That’s very sad to hear that somebody taking from a children’s activity,” parent Tamor Amona said.

“That’s horrible. Robbing children’s pastime like that. Who can you trust?” asked parent David Gold.

A call to her attorney, Bruce Klein, was not immediately returned.

If convicted, she could be sentenced to five to 15 years in prison.

The case is the second within a year involving larceny allegations at a Little League in Rockland.

The treasurer of the Stony Point Little League pleaded guilty in June to stealing over $156,000. She was sentenced to probation and paid the money back.

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  • Marcia

    has anyone followed up on this story? I would like to know if she also stole from the other organizations she’s involved with, (Eastern Star, Constallation of Junior Stars, Albery Society, The Masons of NY & DeMolay)

    • whatmeworrty

      Her hubby was treasurer of NY Masons and its Gran Poobah. He’s an accountant. You mean to tell me he didn’t notice another 100k being spent inthe house?

  • Sam

    someone really needs to

  • Andy

    What amazes me is the last paragraph. The Stony Point Treasurer stole $156,000 and all they got was probation and ordered to pay the money back. No punishment at all. The message being sent is try it. If you don’t get caught then you’re good. If you do get caught there won’t be any jail time or fines.

  • Georgia Girl

    saw this on the news in Georgia… pray for her soul, she needs it.

  • Efrain Rosa

    Let him/her that is without sin cast the first stone! We are human, we make mistakes – forgive us FATHER as we forgive those that trespass against us. That said, we know nothing until the trial is held.

    • john

      “she has admitted to stealing $100,000 but the amount could be far greater…” Thou shall not steal….

  • Nicole

    This is so unbelievably ignorant a comment!

  • john

    How could husband not know? Cars, trips? She or they have that much money he wouldnt know where the $30K car came from? or trip to wherever?Really??

    • Uhhuh

      Of course her husband knew. He’s an accountant for goodness sake!

  • Bob Fowler

    My initial thought is, how does the little league lose $100,000 and not notice it? They have kids pan handling at coin drops to fund their uniforms, but they kind of lost sight of $100K? I’m obviously in the wrong line of work.

  • Ralph

    Her lawyer is probuably being paid with the money she stole. Imagine this low life with a pretty face and nice body (I know its difficult but try). That’s called a Sociopath. They take what they want from whoever they want without a sense of guilt, whatsoever.


    You completely missed the joke. SHUT UP!

  • Jeff Rosen

    57??? I’m 57 and none of the women I’ve seen at my recent HS reunion look that old. She looks 80.

  • gg

    Stealing from a Little League ? That’s really low ! What did she use the money for ?

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