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Woman accused of theft from organizers of Naperville’s Ribfest

NadiL. Greenidge 29 Chicago is charged with felony theft more than $500 but less than $10000 during last weekend's annual

Nadia L. Greenidge, 29, of Chicago, is charged with felony theft of more than $500 but less than $10,000 during last weekend's annual Ribfest celebration in Naperville. | Courtesy of Naperville Police Department

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A Chicago woman has been accused of stealing more than $500 from the organizers of Naperville’s annual Ribfest celebration — a fest that raises money to fight child abuse and domestic violence.

Nadia L. Greenidge, 29, has been charged with felony theft or unauthorized control over more than $500 after she was arrested at 9:14 p.m. June 30 at Knock Park, 724 S. West St., in Naperville. The park is where the Exchange Club of Naperville held its 25th annual Ribfest. June 30 marked the kickoff of the four-day event.

Proceeds from Ribfest are supposed to “go to elimination of child abuse and domestic violence,” according to the group’s website.

Greenidge is free on bond and is scheduled to be arraigned July 30.

Naperville police Sgt. Gregg Bell on Friday said “none of the investigators will be speaking about the case,” which is “still an ongoing investigation.” Bell would not comment further on the matter.

Paul Darrah, spokesman for DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin, also declined Friday to discuss details of the case, which he said remains under investigation by prosecutors.

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