Friday, December 14, 2012

Nonprofit Fraud: No State Oversight


      The charity executive once honored by Volvo as “America’s Greatest Hometown Hero” for her work with troubled teens is now charged with stealing $250,400 from the Baychester Youth Council. The $114,000 administrator spent the money on a home-entertainment system installed in her apartment, $4,990 to pay her rent and personal hotel bills and a $3,000 loan to her charity’s board chair to cover personal legal fees. Until the recent audit the state Education Department approved all the shady payments despite the lack of documentation. (NY Post)



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